TARURA has installed a temporary steel bridge on Rau River in Moshi District, Kilimanjaro Region after the former one connecting Moshi Rural District and the Moshi Municipality broke down severing road communication between the two areas.
TARURA Manager for Moshi District, Eng Roy Johansen said after the bridge on Rau River broke down, the agency took quick steps to restore communication by installing a 23m steel bridge to enable people continue with their economic activities as the area has two wards with nine villages.
"We installed a temporary bridge for pedestrians, motorcycle and tricycle users, before constructing a new permanent bridge. We call upon the people to be patient as we continue working hard to restore normal communication,” said the TARURA boss.
He said the next step is installing a permanent bridge and already, in collaboration with the office of the TARURA Coordinator for Kilimanjaro Region a total sum of 650m/- has been requisitioned from TARURA headquarters.
Eng Johansen said the agency has found another solution on the challenge facing the people in the area by starting to refurbish the 4km Mandela access road flanking the area which will assist the residents to transport their goods by road while waiting for the permanent bridge.
Emmanuel Massawe, a resident of Mamboleo village thanked the government for installing the temporary bridge saying it was helping them a lot.