The Minister for Works, Transport and Communication, Isaac Kamwelwe, said timely issuance of certificates has facilitated opportune implementation of projects in many parts of the country including those in Sindano, Lupajo, Lipumburu, Mchauru and Mapili wards near Tanzania’s border with Mozambique.
The minister was answering a question by Lulindi MP, Jerome Bwanausi (CCM) who had wanted to know the progress on the implementation of the projects.
The minister said the while visiting Mtwara coal plant, President John Magufuli called on NEMC to issue EIA certificates timely.
“Mr Speaker, I want to report to your august House that since then, NEMC has been issuing certificates in time. Complaints on the issue are now a thing of past. It is history. We have every reason to commend the council on that positive change,” Kamwelwe told the House.
He said development projects were being implemented in time because the government had removed many of the challenges that undermined implementation efforts.