Tanesco directed to pay fair, full, prompt compensation

30Jun 2020
Correspondent
Kigoma
The Guardian
Tanesco directed to pay fair, full, prompt compensation

MINISTER for Energy, Dr Medard Kalemani has given five days to Tanzania Electric Supply Company Ltd (TANESCO) to pay fair, full and prompt compensation to Kidahwe residents who were moved out  to pave way for the construction of a substation at Kidahwe village-

-in Kigoma rural district, Kigoma region.

The ultimatum was issued on June 27 this year at the launch of the exercise to compensate the people who offered their land for the construction of the Kidahwe substation.

Speaking at the event Dr Kalemani said more than 700m/- was available for compensation  to 411 residents and instructed Tanesco to immediately start paying them.

“I had instructed our experts to do two jobs – first to ensure assessment is made to people around the project for compensation and secondly to embark on preparations for the construction of the huge project,” he said.

He also thanked residents of the area for offering their land for the construction of the 400Kv substation that will reduce power blues in Kigoma Region.

He also called on those to be paid to spend the money wisely by buying other land plots for their economic activities.

He also instructed Tanesco to start construction of the substation beginning July 5.

Kigoma Regional Commissioner Emmanuel Maganga thanked the people who offered their land for the project and assured them the money was ready for payment.

During his visit in Kigoma Region Dr Kalemani also visited the Nguruka substation at Mganza village and called on Tanesco to complete the work by July this year.