Government reopens Nyahua-Chaya road

15Feb 2020
The Guardian
Government reopens Nyahua-Chaya road

​​​​​​​THE government has reopened the 85 km Nyahua – Chaya road along the main Dar es Salaam – Tabora highway that was closed for one week following heavy rains causing water to submerge old bridges and posed danger to road users.

Deputy Minister for works Elias Kwandikwa.

This was revealed by the Deputy Minister for works Elias Kwandikwa soon after inspection of large bridges that were still under construction on the road.

These include the 8m Nyahua bridge and the 68m Kizengi bridge and said the government is well prepared to work day and night to ensure road communication is restored on all major highways in the country.Kwandikwa said the aim of the government is to improve the infrastructure in all areas that pose challenges putting wananchi’s safety foremost.He also warned all wananchi whose areas have been affected by floods to go about their activities with great care, especially near river banks especially if they do not know how to swim.

On the ongoing Dar – Tabora road project the minister said the contractor has already completed the 42 kms at tarmac level and the work will be completed as per contract agreement."This road is of very importance for people in Tabora Region and the western zone in general and the contractor – Chico has assured me it will be finalized within the given period,” he said.

Ag TANROADS Manager for Tabora Region eng Raphael Mlimaji said the highway was closed due to heavy rains and they worked day and night to get it reopened.

Meanwhile during his visit the Deputy Minister participated in offering his consolations to the family of Shaban Saidi, a Form I student at Kizengi Secondary School who was swept away by floodwaters as he was washing clothes on the river’s bank.

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