Silinde hails Songea Municipality for ‘Covid-19’ response

21Dec 2021
By Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Silinde hails Songea Municipality for ‘Covid-19’ response

​​​​​​​DEPUTY minister in the President's Office, Regional Administration and Local Government (RALG), David Silinde has hailed Songea Municipal Council for the completion of national development projects in alleviation of the effects from Covid-19.

​​​​​​​DEPUTY minister in the President's Office, Regional Administration and Local Government (RALG), David Silinde.

He made the remarks here on Monday during his one-day visit in Songea Municipality to inspect the implementation of the projects and the effects from Covid-19.

He was accompanied by Songea District Commissioner, Songea Municipal director, various experts and other municipal officials.

Silinde said the aim of the visit is to inspect on the projects to make verification of the funds provided by the government totaling 660m/- for the construction of 29 classrooms for secondary schools.

He added that a total of 304bn/- was provided to various local councils countrywide for the construction of education infrastructures that have enabled the building of 15,000 classrooms.

He congratulated the Municipal Director Dr Frederick Sagamiko, schools’ headmasters and building committees for the good supervision of the projects as part of the national development plans against Covid-19 effects.

For his part, Songea Municipal director Dr Sagamiko said among strategies that helped in completing the projects at 100 per cent include the convening of introductory meetings of the said projects to the people, meeting with schools’ heads and building committees aimed at discussing on how to implement the projects in time.

Others included meeting with business people and dealers of building materials in Songea Municipality to simplify procurement thereof and establishing of teams for projects’ follow up.

For his part, Acting Ruvuma Region Education Officer, Juma Fuluge said the region received more than 10bn/- for the construction of 448 classrooms and three dormitories for secondary schools.

He said Ruvuma Region has 214 secondary schools and i818 primary schools and that the Covid-19 project has alleviated challenges on classrooms shortage in the region by more than 80 per cent.