Demolish substandard hospital building, Kafulila orders Ileje DC

16Feb 2019
The Guardian
Demolish substandard hospital building, Kafulila orders Ileje DC

SONGWE Regional Administrative Secretary (RAS), David Kafulila has ordered the Ileje District Council to demolish the hospital building after having been built   below standards.

SONGWE Regional Administrative Secretary (RAS), David Kafulila

Kafulila also directed the district council in collaboration with security organs to ensure that all people who are responsible for building the facility below the standard including the contractor are arrested.

So far, the building had costed 400m/-.The administrative secretary made the directive  when he visited   Ileje district hospital as part of his one-day visit in the hilly and mountainous district in the region.

RAS Kafulila also inspected projects, which are executed by Tanzania Social Action Fund (TASAF).

Kafulila said: “In order to reduce the loss that will be incurred, this building must be demolished because of its technical weaknesses and those who are involved must be arrested.”

For his part, acting district council executive director, Joseph Mchome, said that vowed to work on all the directives including arresting those who are involved in the execution of the project.

Official from the Tanzania Rural and Urban Road Agency (TARURA), Eng. Lugano Mwambungu also confirmed technical faults in the construction of the building, saying that the order to bulldoze the building is okay to reduce more damage.

The Outpatient Department (OPD) building is part of the district hospital refurbishment project, which upon its completion will cost 1.5bn/-. Other buildings which have been built under the project include maternity ward, lab and ex-rays wings.

Ileje is one of the five districts in the newly established Songwe Region. The hilly and mountaneous district is bordered to the north by Mbeya Urban and Rungwe districts, to the east by Kyela District, to the northwest by Mbozi District and to the south by Zambia and Malawi.

As of 2002, the population of Ileje District was 110,194







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