Ruvuma residents to benefit from 30bn/- water project

01Jul 2020
The Guardian
Ruvuma residents to benefit from 30bn/- water project

​​​​​​​RESIDENTS of Ruvuma Region are now benefiting from the implementation of 30bn/- government funded water projects.

Speaking during her inspection visit of the Mnyangayanga water project in Mbinga District, Ruvuma Regional Commissioner Christina Mndeme said that the project currently being implemented costs 284m/-.

The RC called upon Mbinga District residents to take care of the Myangayanga water source that has the capacity to produce 300,000 litres of water per day and serve more than 12,000 people.

“The only word of thank to give President John Magufuli is to take care of the environment, we should not graze, cultivate or cut tree at the water source, we want this water to be used during both rainy and dry seasons,” she stressed.

The Manager for Ruvuma Water and Sanitation Authority (RUWASA) in Mbinga District Mashaka Sinkala said the authority plans to lay pipes network for the supply of water including a 4.4 km main pipeline from the water source to a reservoir.

He said RUWASA in Mbinga District will establish water communities that will be responsible in managing the project according to the Water Act (No. 5 of 2019) and regulations thereof.

He said the dripping water source has the capacity to produce 300,000 litres to supply 12,000 residents, but initially 12,300 residents will be served.

Myangayanga Water Project is among seven water projects run by RUWASA in collaboration with Songea Water and sanitation Authority (SOWASA) funded from the Water Fund and employ water experts from within Mbinga District.