Govt allocates 20bn/- for UDSM branch in Kagera

KAGERA Regional Administrative Secretary (RAS), Mr Toba Nguvila, has hailed the government for allocating 20bn/- for construction of University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) school in the region.

Equally, he commended Bukoba Rural District’s Itahwa villagers where the college will be constructed for such development.

“On behalf of all Kagera residents, I hail President Samia Suluhu Hassan for allocating 20bn/- for the construction of the UDSM school in the region. This is highly commendable as it will speed people’s development,” he said.

He called on Tanzanians in the diaspora who are coming from   Kagera to invest back home and promote the region’s investment opportunities in various sectors while encouraging them to make efforts in finding markets for Tanzanian products and raw materials in their countries where they live for the benefit of the majority Tanzanians.

He urged the private sector to take advantages of immense opportunities in the tourism sector particularly in promoting domestic tourism role in the economy, noting that lack of domestic tourism awareness is a gap and opportunity for players in the private sector to take advantage and contribute to national economic building efforts.

He explained that the upgrading of Burigi-Chato, Ibanda-Kyerwa and Rumanyika-Karagwe to be national parks was in line with government’s efforts to expand tourism sachets in north-western zone.  “This is a golden opportunity not to be missed and will increase the number of tourists,” he said.

Meanwhile, Mr Nguvila thanked President Samia for allocating over 351bn/- for implementation of various projects in Kagera region including health, education and water infrastructures.

He appealed to citizens where such infrastructures were constructed to ensure that they are well maintained.

“We thank the president for allocating over 351bn/- for implementation of various projects in Kagera region including health, education and water infrastructures.

The funds  enabled the eight councils  in Kagera region  to complete  the construction of 881  classrooms,  a project that cost  a total of  17,620,000,000/-,  which is part of the Tanzania Covid-19 Socio-economic Response Plan (TCRP), he said.

He commended the councils for teaming up with Ward Councilors to complete the task, urging them to keep up the good work.

“As part of the government’s commitment to continue boosting education and health, especially in rural areas, President Samia Suluhu Hassan recently allocated over 20bn/- to Kagera region for the construction of classrooms and health infrastructures. Each of us has a duty to support the government in the implementation of the projects,” he said.

Giving a breakdown, he said 709 classrooms were for secondary schools, the project that costs a total of 14,180,000,000/-   while 172 classrooms were for satellite schools costing 3,440,000,000/-.

The project also involves the construction of various infrastructures including two hostels for pupils with special needs (180m/-), seven residential houses for health workers (630m/-), three emergency wards   (900m/-) and an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) (250m/-).

“The project’s cost a total of 19,560,000,000/- allocated through the Tanzania Covid-19 Socioeconomic Response Plan (TCRP). This is to ensure that the classrooms are not congested and the students are learning in a comfortable and conducive environment,” concluded.

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