In a written response to a question by Mbozi legislator Pascal Haonga (Chadema), Deputy Minister of State in the President's Office (Regional Administration and Local Government Mwita Waitara said the government will continue to allocate funds for the rehabilitation, construction and expansion of health facilities in Mbozi district as far as funds availability is concerned.
In his question the legislator wanted to know when the government will allocate funds for the construction of Isowezya, Mtunduru, Hasanga and Mlowo dispensaries in the District.
In his response the minister said; “During the 2017/18 financial year, the government allocated 900 million/- to Mbozi district council for the renovation, construction and expansion of Iyula and Isanza health centres,”
He added that construction and expansion works have been completed and the health centres are now providing services adding that in the fiscal year 2019/20 the government allocated the Itaka health centre with 50 million/- for rehabilitation of the outpatient department (OPD) which is in the final stages of construction.
In his principal question Haonga blamed that Mbozi constituency had only two health centres, the Isansa and Itaka centres hence offering unsatisfactory service attributed to lack of specialists and shortage of essential treatment facilities supply.
“Does the government not feel that it is the right time to build more centres and improve the existing ones?” questioned Haonga.