Speaking at the event in Tabora yesterday, Land, Housing and Human Settlements Minister, William Lukuvi tasked authorities to ensure they implement the project in accordance with the laws and avoid listening to people.
“The plan I have launched today will improve Tabora and give it a new look. When implementing the project you should not look at other people’s positions as it might lead to failure hence making the project useless,” he said.
He called upon municipal officials to ensure they work on addressing land challenges including implementation of the plan rather than depending on private decisions of some few leaders which can lead to conflicts.
According to the Minister the aim of having such a plan is to ensure the country has a planned land with infrastructures that are made in a way that can conserve the environment as well avoid unnecessary construction of houses.
The Mayor for Tabora region, Leopard Opodo said the newly launched plan will be a vision for the municipal in developing various sectors such as water and energy.
In his remarks, the acting head of rural planning for Tabora municipal, Deo Damian said the aim of the plan is to ensure that Tabora is made a modern city with all social services available.
Poor settlements in big cities often cause disease outbreaks and the government saw it was time to come up with a feasible solution to the recurring problem.
The government announced in 2017 that it was drafting a new master plan for 30 regions in the country.
To begin with the government through the ministry was preparing a national–wide programme of planning, surveying and formalizing all land in the country.
This followed a special report in 2014 by the Tanzania Cities Network; at least 67 per cent of all big cities in the country had been poorly developed.