Union, Z’bar governments pledge to enhance ties in transport sector

15Feb 2020
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Union, Z’bar governments pledge to enhance ties in transport sector

UNION and Zanzibar governments have pledged to cement and strengthen relationship in various fields including development of infrastructure and transportation for the nation’s economic development.

Elius Mwakalinga

The pledge was given by the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Works, Transport and Communication Arch. Elius Mwakalinga when opening a task force meeting on relationship between the two parts of the Union in regard to the transport sector held in Pemba.

Mwakalinga said through the implementation reports which directors of various institutions were directed to submit to them will assist them understand on how to jointly find solutions to challenges so as to realize the set targets.

“We did not discuss politics, we have professionally discussed on how to strengthen infrastructures and transportation and received opinions from delegates on how to eradicate the challenges confronting the issues between the two governments,” Mwakalinga said.

He explained that the meeting is sustainable because its aim and objectives are to ensure they discuss challenges and get experts opinion that will help in strengthening and realization of the set goals in the construction sector.

Permanent Secretary in the Zanzibar’s Ministry of Works, Communication and Transport, Mustafa Aboud Jumbe said the aim of the meeting was to exchange experiences, among others.

Jumbe said the meeting resolved to direct heads of institutions to prepare their implementation reports and indicate the challenges for authorities to start working on solutions.

Zanzibar government’s Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Lands, Water and Energy, Ali Khalil Mirza said through the meeting experts from both sides will discuss among themselves and exchange experience that will help to improve performance at work places.

A delegate from the Mainland, who is the Director of Safety and Environment in the Ministry of Works, Transport and Communication, Eng. Julius Chambo advised the Zanzibar government to install weigh bridges on their roads to protect them and ensure they last longer.

The gathering brought together delegates from both governments and officials from the Ministries of Lands, Housing and Human Settlement Development, Energy and the Ministry of Works, Transport and Communication.

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