Shinyanga municipal to spend 35bn/- for WB funded development projects

30Mar 2020
The Guardian
Shinyanga municipal to spend 35bn/- for WB funded development projects

​​​​​​​ SHINYANGA municipal council earmarks to spend more than 35bn/- from the World Bank sponsorship to implement three big development projects that will spur economic growth.

Shinyanga municipal’s deputy Mayor John Kisandu.

This was revealed yesterday by the council’s statistician Raymond Kilindo at a special councilors’ meeting to present report for the projects ground work.

Kilindo said the projects to be sponsored by the World Bank includes a modern market to cost 3.3bn/-, central bus stand (4.5bn/-) and 18kms tarmac roads (27.7bn/-).

“All the three projects are slated for implementation in the financial year 2020/21), and are expected to offer employment, improve sanitation, strengthen municipal’s economy, friendly infrastructures for traders and increase in municipal’s revenues,” Kilindo said.

On his part, the municipal’s deputy Mayor John Kisandu said the projects are important for Sinyanga’s development and called on the councilors to cooperate in ensuring the municipality grows economically.

Contributing to the debate some of the councilors, including the Special Seats councilor Shela Mshandete and Ndembezi councilor David Nkulila at different times praised the coming of the projects as they will spur Shinyanga’s economic development.

Meanwhile, the municipal medical officer, Dr Lusajo Mwakajoka explained to the councilors on how to protect themselves against Covid-19 infections by washing hands from time to time using soap and running water, to avoid shaking hands and to cover their mouths and noses when sneezing.