TASAF provides 193m/- for maternity ward at Mkambarani village

29Jul 2021
The Guardian Reporter
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
TASAF provides 193m/- for maternity ward at Mkambarani village

THE Government, through Tanzania Social Action Fund (TASAF) has provided 193m/- for construction of mothers and children ward at Mkambarani village dispensary in Morogoro Region in move to improve maternal health services.

The fund provided is in implementation of the pledge by the Deputy Minister in the President’s Office (Public Service Management and Good Governance) Deogratius Ndejembi during the visit by the Regional Administration and Local Government Parliamentary Committee on March 14 this year to inspect TASAF projects in Morogoro Region.

Addressing Mkambarani villagers at a public meeting early this week, Ndejembi said during the panel’s visit, residents aired challenge they faced in accessing to maternal health services and called on the government to see how they can solve this challenge.

Ndejembi also appealed to government officials tasked to oversee the Mkambarani dispensary to make sure the money provided is used for the purposes as intended and directed the Morogoro District Commissioner  Albert Msando to make a follow up on the issue.

“I direct to use the purchase procedures without incorporating a contractor to reduce costs and plug holes for embezzlement,” he said.

He said the government has provided funds for the construction of the ward at the Dispensary to enable Mkambarani residents access to better health services, hence he will not hesitate to take stern against whoever will embezzle the fund.

TASAF, apart from providing subsidies to poor households, it has also been contributing funds towards the improvement of the health sector.