Tanzania keen to end water blues in Shinyanga Region

Msalala Constituency in Kahama District, Shinyanga Region needs 170bn/- to end water blues, which according to the residents, has been a serious problem, especially during dry seasons.

Mr Abdulrahman Kinana

Mr Abdulrahman Kinana

The complaint was dominant at all places where the CCM Secretary General, Mr Abdulrahman Kinana, toured on Wednesday and talked to the people.The Msalala MP, Mr Ezekiel Maige, told Mr Kinana and his delegation at a public rally at Isaka that scarcity of water has been a thorny challenge, which needed urgent measures to address.

“My electorates are suffering a lot from lack of water, this precious liquid has been a scarce resource and we hope that CCM will find a lasting solution to the matter,” he said.

Mr Maige also noted that closing down of the Isaka Dry Port led by the bad condition of central railway line causing high level of unemployment among youths in the area.

“Over 500 youths used to work at the Isaka Dry Port, but for some time now they have remained jobless due to poor state of the central railway line. We are asking CCM to advice the government to act fast on the matter to save this huge number of youths,” he said.

Responding to the matters, Mr Kinana said that CCM’s government was committed to fulfill all its pledges, adding that all the problems will be solved as soon as possible.

“I will send the issue of water scarcity to President Jakaya Kikwete himself and I am sure that he will not fail to find the 170bn/- needed to ensure availability of water in this constituency,” he said.

Concerning the central railway line, Mr Kinana assured residents of Isaka that the government was looking for interim solution to the matter as the long term plans were underway to improve the line to standard gauge.

“Japanese minister of economic affairs visited the country recently and showed interest in investing on the upgrading of central railway line to standard gauge. We all know that Japan is good at railway construction and I am sure with time these problem will come to an end,” he said.

He promised to find audience with the Minister for Transport, Dr Harrison Mwakyembe and chat out temporary measures to address the matter.

Mr Kinana and his delegation were received by hundreds of party members led by the Kahama District CCM Chairman, Mr Hamis Mjeja few metres from the Isaka Ward Offices.

This was the first day of his tour to Shinyanga, Simiyu and Mara regions.The CCM Secretary of Ideology and Publicity, Mr Nape Nnauye said that the delegation will spend four days in Shinyanga Region on various activities of strengthening the party.

By ABDULWAKIL SAIBOKO, Tanzania Daily News