Speaking during a tour to the projects at Nyamagaga and Mkakatika villages in the district, he praised the contractor, Nipo Africa Engineering Company for the dedication to continue with the work despite late payment from the government.
The deputy minister also thanked the district authority for their commitment to ensure villagers get water in accordance with the instructions from President John Magufuli, who constantly calls for improved services to the people.
“I have to admit that the contractor has done a great job using his own money something that others should learn from and this gives me hope that the project will be completed on time,” he said adding that the government will soon release funds for the project.
The water project at Mkakatika village which also entails construction of water tank is at 40 percent completion and within the time frame, thus is likely to be completed on time and help reduce water shortage in the council.
The deputy minister challenged water engineers in other district in the country not to just sit in their offices instead conduct frequent field visits on the ongoing projects.
However in a different development, the deputy minister instructed the district authority to dissolve the Mkakatika village water committee for failure to ensure villagers get water.
He was shocked to hear that the committee failed to purchase water tank in effort to ensure the villagers have reliable source of water. He ordered them to have the tank in place within four days.
Bahi District Commissioner (DC), Mwanahamisi Mkunda while speaking at the same meeting thanked the government for the effort to end water shortage in the district.
She also praised the contractor, who she said has worked on several projects in the district for the good work. “The contractor has done a very good job and the district authority is ready to continue working with the company in other projects,” she said.