Govt committed to address challenges facing southern regions, Mwambe

30Jul 2021
Correspondent
Mtwara
The Guardian
Govt committed to address challenges facing southern regions, Mwambe

​​​​​​​THE Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office (Investment), Geoffrey Mwambe has said that the government is committed to address various challenges facing the communities to bring development in the southern part of the country.

Geoffrey Mwambe.

Mwambe who is an MP for Masasi Urban made the remarks here yesterday when speaking shortly after visiting Matawale ward in the constituency where he handed over 200 galvanized iron corrugated sheets, which has been issued with support from the Tanzania Postal Bank (TPB) to facilitate construction of the Gereza dispensary in Masasi District, Lindi Region.

“I am donating these roofing materials in collaboration with our fellow TPB, let me assure you that the government is with you and has good goals to change the lives of its people, we want to strengthen efforts to ensure that all the development goals are reached and challenges are addressed.

Mwambe said that in efforts meant to improve health services delivery, the government has issued 500m/- for the rehabilitation of Mkomaindo hospital in the constituency.

“One of our long-time requests was improvement of our health centre, but the government has heard our cry and set aside the funds to conduct major rehabilitations at the Mkomaindo hospital to improve service delivery,” he said.

On education, Mwambe said apart from him contributing 50 bags of cement for the construction of a classroom, the government has issued 400m/- for the construction of Matawale Secondary School.

He further said that President Samia Suluhu Hassan has also issued 1.5bn/- for the improvements of roads in Masasi town at tarmac level with 700m/- being spent in rehabilitation of roads connecting the constituency and other areas.

The minister wanted the residents to continue waiting for sometime more while the government is working on permanent measures to address water shortage challenges facing the constituency.

“I have been informed that the government through the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWASA) is planning to drill a big water well which will help improve supply of water,” he added.

Matawale ward councilor Hamisi Mnela commended the lawmaker and TPB for supporting development initiatives in the constituency.

He assured the MP that his people are all well prepared to support various development programmes so as to bring relief to the challenges facing the community.

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