Govt sets aside Sh5bn for Muheza water infrastructure rehabilitation

30Dec 2017
Steven William
The Guardian
Govt sets aside Sh5bn for Muheza water infrastructure rehabilitation

THE central government has set aside Sh5billion for the laying of water pipes in Muheza district to reduce water leakage resulting from worn-out water infrastructure.

Muheza Member of Parliament Adadi Rajabu

This was said on Thursday by Muheza Member of Parliament Adadi Rajabu when launching a new well in Masuguru village, Kwamkabara ward , in the district.

 

He said the move followed a survey that discovered that a number of water pipes in the district were worn out, making it difficult to supply water to villagers.

“We will lay new water pipes so that residents in the district can have access to water services,” he said, adding that currently the project in Pongwe was in the pipeline which would supply water to Muheza district.

The project, which is expected to be completed by May next year, would also witness the construction of a water tank at Mkanyageni village with a capacity to store 1million cubic litres of water.The MP said the president had already promised to release funds for implementation of the project after seeing that the current infrastructure was worn out.

“Many residents in the district will get clean water through the project from Pongwe as they wait for another big project to commence,” he said.

 

According him, the big water project in the region would use the Zigi river as its source and direct the water in the district while another project was expected to source water from Pangani river to benefit Mhamba, Kwafungo ,Songa and Makole wards.“I request you to remain patient because bigger projects are coming soon that will see the problem of water being history,” he said.

Adadi also said he will drill at least 100 wells in the district with assistance from the United States as the residents wait for bigger water projects.