I’m watching you, JPM tells project supervisors

18Jan 2021
By Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
I’m watching you, JPM tells project supervisors

PRESIDENT John Magufuli has warned public officials charged with implementation of development projects not to sleep on the job as he is watching each and every step of such ventures.

PRESIDENT John Magufuli.

Addressing public officials at Bukoba municipality in Kagera Region yesterday, the president directed government institutions overseeing key projects to ensure that all scheduled works go according to plan.

 The Directorate of Presidential Communications said in a statement that the projects the president emphasized that they must be carefully overseen are road infrastructures, rehabilitation and construction of new schools, health facilities and water supply projects.

“The president assured the public that pledges made in the CCM Manifesto for 2020-2025 will be implemented to the letter to achieve economic growth and prosperity of the people,” it said.

Dr Magufuli is today slated to lay a foundation stone for the construction of a Vocational Education and Training Authority (VETA) centre for Kagera Region.

He will also preside over the opening of Ihungo secondary school which was being rebuilt after an earthquake extensively damaged its facilities in September 2016.

The Saturday September 10 earthquake of 5.9 on the Richter scale hit Kagera Region 44 kilometres from Bukoba, on the western shores of Lake Victoria.

It destroyed a number of public and private facilities, some of which are yet to be restored.

The earthquake struck near Ngunga from a depth of 40 kilometres, experts said.

A Joint Damage and Needs Assessment Report prepared by the Prime Minister’s Office and the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Tanzania said that the earthquake killed 17 people died, injured 440 others with 252 hospitalized. A strong aftershock was felt in Bukoba at 22h15 the following day, the report indicated.

Before heading to Bukoba, the president and the first lady attended Sunday mass at Chato Catholic Parish where he appealed to farmers to work hard at this time when other countries are in lockdowns or curfews due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Read More...https://epaper.ippmedia.com

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