Minister trashes accounts, orders 2 managers sacked

07Jan 2021
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Minister trashes accounts, orders 2 managers sacked

WATER minister Jumaa Aweso has directed Permanent Secretary Anthony Sanga to revoke the appointments of managers for Rural and Urban Water and Sanitation Agency (RUWASA) in Mara Region and Tarime District over laxity.

In a directive issued on Tuesday in Tarime, the minister said regional manager Sadick Chakka and Tarime district manager Marwa Murasa have failed to implement various water projects in their areas.

The minister visited Magoto water project in his first day of tour and was dissatisfied with the way key investments were being supervised.

Speaking while receiving a report on water projects in the region, the minister trashed the accounts produced by the managers—both water engineers—as fabricated and not corresponding to reality on the ground.

“I have gone through the report and it has a lot of flaws,” he said, changing the schedule of his visit and cancelling visitation to projects listed in the report for Tarime, and instead moving on to see other projects.

He went ahead to instruct the managers to prepare and furnish him with a realistic report before dropping the bombshell—that the two should be released from their duties. 

The decision came after the Deputy Minister in the President’s Office (Union and Environment) Mwita Waitara who accompanied the minister, declared that a number of water projects in the district had stalled.

Waitara, the MP for Tarime Rural constituency, told the minister that people in charge of water management and distribution are the problem, urging him to sack hem.

Observers noted that the two are not the only water managers to find themselves in trouble and going by the trend, they probably won’t be the last.

On Sunday, Water deputy minister Maryprisca Mahundi dissolved the board of directors for Rujewa Water Supply and Sanitation Authority (Rujewa-WSSA) in Mbeya Region for poor service delivery.

She also instructed the Director General of the Rural and Urban Water and Sanitation Agency (RUWASA) Clement Kivegalo to sack the Mbarali district RUWASA manager Job Mwakasala for failing to supervise water projects and “issuing falsified reports.”

She reached the decision in an inspection of water projects in the district, as residents complained of acute shortage of piped more on






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