Kisarawe District Council in Coast Region has threatened to take legal measures against a contractor who allegedly built a substandard laboratory at Maneromango Secondary School costing the council 40m/-
The District Executive Director (DED), Yona Maki issued the statement of caution on Friday.
“We will investigate and find the cause then we will take legal measures against any person found guilty …”
Recently, the Uhuru torch leader, Capt Honest Ernest Mwanossa called out the district council for allegedly failing to supervise its development projects and as a result the substandard structures threaten public safety.
Mwanossa voiced the condemnations when he visited a laboratory building in Maneromango village and found it having developed several cracks. The haphazard cement parchments are what the school had to show for the already spent 39m/-.
The torch leader warned that the laboratory equipment and other dangerous chemicals to be placed in the building may cause serious harm and called the plan ‘unacceptable.’
The shoddy construction was ironically selected as a sample development project when the Uhuru torch came through the district. It was brought to the school from Mafia on July 1st to launch, inaugurate and lay foundation stones to eight projects worth over a billion shillings.
The torch, whose year slogan is based on national development, is a national heritage symbol, it is lit and carried across the entire country baring that year’s national initiative slogan. The Uhuru torch was established by the father of the nation Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere in 1961.