His move follows the impromptu visit of President John Magufuli at the airport on Wednesday evening to inspect the terminal’s construction progress.
According to a press statement issued in Dar es Salaam yesterday by the ministry’s communication department the team will be led by Eng Julius Ndyamukama who will be assisted by Eng Godson Ngomuo, Eng Humphrey Kanyenye, Eng Abednego Lyanga, Eng Mbila Mdemu and Eng Rehema Myeya.
“I am expecting the expert’s team to work diligently by ensuring value for money and timely completion of the project,” said Prof Mbarawa.
Prof Mbarawa assured the Netherlands contractor ‘BAM Construction’ that all the pending arrears will be paid in two weeks time.
He however, ordered the team of experts to make sure that the construction of Terminal III should be completed by December, this year.
For his part, the project manager, Eng Julius Ndyamukama promised to cooperate with his team to ensure timely completion of the project.
Terminal III construction project is worth 560bn/-. It is implemented in two phases.
In another development, the minister has suspended the finance manager from the Tanzania Airport Authority (TAA) Simba Lugando for approving 3.3bn/- of construction of sub-standard Songwe airport. The money was paid to the contractor—DB Shapriea.
During his visit at the airport, President John Magufuli suspended acting Secretary of the Planning Commission, Treasury, Frolence Mwanri over questionable payment approval for the second phase of Julius Nyerere International Airport’s (JNIA) Terminal III construction.
The president was irked by the amount of money spent in the second phase of construction. He said the 560bn/- did not match the value of the building. He directed the Minister for Works, Transport and Communications Prof Makame Mbarawa to form a team of local engineers to supervise the project.