Govt implements projects aimed to address road traffic challenges

11Jun 2021
Henry Mwangonde
The Guardian
Govt implements projects aimed to address road traffic challenges

THE government is in final stages of implementing projects aimed at addressing road traffic challenges in main highways in the country especially in Dar es Salaam.

Deputy Minister of works and transport Mwita Waitara said this in a written response to a question by Mbagala legislator Abdallah Chaurembo.

The MP asked what was the government doing to address transport challenges in Dar es Salaam.

In response, the minister said the Tanzania National Roads Agency (Tanroads) is in final stages of beginning a process to verify and issue compensation to eligible wananchi.

The MP also asked the Waitara as to when will the government compensate residents of Kokoto and Kongowe in his constituency to pave way for the construction of Kilwa road.

In response Waitara said the programme includes expansion of the road from two ways to four ways as well as expanding Mzinga Bridge.

He said the verification process involves local authorities so that eligible people are compensated.

The minister urged the people of Mbagala to be calm as the government was working to address the matter.

The government has lined up plans to transform Dar es Salaam into a modern city through construction of infrastructure and improving social services in the next five years.

Key among them, is finalizing the construction of the remaining phases of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) along roads of Kilwa, Mandela and Bagamoyo leading to Mbagala, Tegeta and other areas within the city.

Others includes construction of all feeder roads, improve provision of social services such as health, water and education to transform lives of city dwellers.

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