Minister Jaffo orders two-week suspension of TARURA official

09Oct 2019
Correspondent
Sumbawanga
The Guardian
Minister Jaffo orders two-week suspension of TARURA official

THE Minister of State in the President’s Office (Local Government and Regional Administration -TAMISEMI) Suleimani Jaffo has ordered a two-week suspension of Rukwa Regional Coordinator of Tanzania Rural and Urban roads Agency (TARURA) Boniface William to give room for investigations over-

Minister of State in the President’s Office (Local Government and Regional Administration -TAMISEMI) Suleimani Jaffo.

=over allegations stemming from tenders issued for roads maintenance in the region.

Jaffo issued the directive yesterday when speaking to workers and staff of Sumbawanga District Council on the implementation of President John Magufuli’s directives that gave one month for the Council to have moved its offices from the Sumbawanga Municipal Council complex to Laela.

He said for a long time there have been complaints that TARURA in the region has been issuing tenders for roads maintenance, hence he directed the Permanent secretary in the Ministry Communications and Transport Josephat Nyamnuhanga to suspend the official to give way for investigations.

In addition Jaffo directed all councils in the country whose councilors resolved to shift their head offices from their present locations to do so in order to be nearer to the wananchi.

In another development the Rukwa Regional Commander of Police (RPC) Mathias Nyange said the police are holding the Director of Fally Enterprises Ltd, Felix Lyowa whose arrest was ordered by President Magufuli for abandoning a water project in Laela costing 1.7b/-

He said contractor is alleged to have abandoned the project, including unsatisfactory work on other water projects in the region valued at over 5b/- thereby denying the wananchi getting water.

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