Supervise projects implementation for quality assurance,officials told

31Dec 2019
The Guardian
Supervise projects implementation for quality assurance,officials told

DEPUTY Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of State, President's Office, Regional Administration and Local Government responsible for health, Dr Doroth Gwajima has urged ministry officials to properly supervise implementation of projects to ensure quality and value for money.

Dr Doroth Gwajima

She made the remarks over the weekend when speaking after inspecting progress implementation of health projects in Busokelo district, Mbeya region. She also inspected construction progress of a 1.5bn/- district hospital which is fully funded by the government.

She was concerned that some of the projects are not of the required standards thus requiring regular maintenance.

She however urged project supervisors to ensure regular consultations with contractors to avoid conflicts which may lead into termination of contracts.

“Poor supervision of projects results in regular repair which is costly to the government. You should ensure proper implementation of projects as well as value for money,” said the Deputy Permanent Secretary.

Dr Gwajima noted that there are some places where contractors have been urged to re-build structures after completion, only because the structures are not of the required standards. She said to avoid such circumstances, supervisors should closely monitor implementation of the projects especially those in the health sector.

Busokelo District Medical Officer, Dr Ramadhani Hussein assured the PS that construction of the district hospital will be completed on time insisting they are working closely with the contractor and consultant to ensure the building is constructed as per required standards.

Dr Hussein added that district officials have been directed to conduct regular checks at the buildings to ensure they are constructed as per directives from the Ministry of Health.

“Almost all the heads of departments are involved in the inspection exercise, we aim to come up with a good structure as per ministry’s directives”, he said.

Busokelo District Executive Director, Eston Ngilangwa said the project nears completion saying the contractor is finalising construction of some few buildings.

He said they are planning to complete the remaining structures including the one for outpatients, for the hospital to start operating by end of January 2020. He assured the PS of value for money insisting the hospital has been built as per required standards.

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