Govt reviewing national road network under Tarura-minister

22May 2019
Polycarp Machira
DODOMA
The Guardian
Govt reviewing national road network under Tarura-minister

THE government through the road fund board is reviewing the national road network under the recently established Tanzania Rural Roads Agency (TARURA) in order to advice the government how best to disburse funds from the national road fund.

minister of State in the President’s Office, Regional Administration and Local Government, Selemani Jafo.

This was said here yesterday by the minister of State in the President’s Office, Regional Administration and Local Government, Selemani Jafo while responding to a question asked by the Mpanda Town MP, Sebastian Kapufi (CCM).

The lawmaker had argued that in the 2018/19 budget, Katavi region was allocated the smallest amount of money for roads construction projects than any other region in the country wondering when it would get more funds.

 “Is the government ready to add more funds to the region for roads infrastructure development by considering the geographical conditions and kilometres of poor road networks?” .he asked.

Minister Jafo explained that the government’s decision to review road network in the country under TARURA is to ensure enough budget is allocated for rehabilitation and new constructions.

He said in allocating funds for the purpose in the local government authorities, the government consider among others, different criteria including the network of already registered roads.

 “Katavi region was in the 2018/19 allocated  3.62 billion/- basing on the existing roadwork of 1,441.3 kilometres,” he said.

He said other factors for consideration include  grading of the road, according the road authorities, the network and the number of vehicles and people using the road.