Tanroads manager given two days to repair damaged road sections

28Feb 2020
Correspondent
Mbeya
The Guardian
Tanroads manager given two days to repair damaged road sections

PERMANENT Secretary in the Ministry of Works, Transport and Communication, Elius Mwakalinga has directed the Mbeya Region TANROADS Manager to ensure that within two days they revamp all trouble spot sections on roads destroyed by rains along the 96.4 km Isyonje-Makete road to make it passable-

-at all times of the year.

Mwakalinga issued the directive in Mbeya Region as he was inspecting the effects of the rains to the road infrastructure connecting Mbeya and Njombe regions.

“Ensure the road is passable by tomorrow, collect all your experts in the region, come here to work to ensure the road is restored to its original condition,” he said whilst at Igoma village.

He stressed that despite the continuation of the rains in various areas still wananchi need good road communication to enable them conduct their economic and social activities with ease.

He explained that he decided to make the visit to inspect the effects of the rains to the road infrastructure and solve the challenges thereof and also to give them priority in funds allocations in the coming budget.

For his part, the Mbeya Region TANROADS Manager Eng Eliazary Rweikiza assured the Permanent Secretary that they will revamp the road to ensure it is passable in all seasons and added that already the contractor has started rectifying damaged areas and that within two days the work will be completed.

Meanwhile, Mwakalinga inspected the 53.5km Njombe-Ndulamo–Makete road and part of Moronga–Makete road being built by China Railway Seventh Group at tarmac level.

He called on the contractor to continue with the work that can be done during the ongoing rains so that the project is completed as per contract agreement.

For his part, Njombe Region TANROADS Manager Eng Yusufu Mazana has assured the Permanent secretary that he will supervise the contractor so as to complete the work in time as the project is important for the transport of forest products, food and for tourism.