PM calls for a modern metropolitan Dodoma city

15Feb 2020
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
PM calls for a modern metropolitan Dodoma city

PRIME Minister Kassim Majaliwa has directed the President’s Office, Regional Administration and Local Government to collaborate with other authorities to finalise the process of forming the composition of Dodoma city towards making it a modern metropolitan.

He made the directive on Thursday when officiating the launch of Dodoma city master plan.

The PM also emphasised city council authorities to increase pace of surveying land plots so as to fight unplanned settlements and attract investors.

“The surveying exercises should go parallel with improvement of key infrastructures and social services such as water, education and health in the respective areas,” he said.

He also wanted the city’s management to prepare strong monitoring and evaluation system of the master plan so as to ensure that its intended goals are attained.

The Premier also emphasized on the need to make the country’s capital green and clean.

“I want to ensure that Dodoma City Council is clean, therefore, I am directing the city council to ensure that it does all it can to ensure that Dodoma remains clean,’’ he stressed.

Majaliwa directed the city’s council to embark on an identification programme of all houses and structures built in road reserve areas.

“The progamme should evaluate and pay those who are eligible for compensations and removing those who constructed in the areas illegally,” he noted.

He urged for the government, stakeholders and development partners to support the implantation of the master plan towards making Dodoma of the mega cities.

“I call that this plan be given special effort and incentives to make Dodoma the best and a centre for tourist destinations, as many of them will be leaving here to go to other places.”

In 1973 the Tanzanian government under the leadership of President Julius Nyerere made an announcement that it would move from Dar es Salaam to Dodoma; however four decades later the move had not been implemented due to various reasons but the fifth phase government has managed to implement the move.