KASHWASA seeks to end water shortage in Dodoma

DODOMA: KAHAMA Shinyanga Water Supply and Sanitation Authority (KASHWASA) has said its ongoing project to tap water from Lake Victoria to the country’s capital, Dodoma, is progressing well, expressing optimism that it will help in ending chronic water woes in the city.

KASHWASA Managing Director, Engineer Patrick Nzamba, told the ‘Daily News’ during an exclusive interview that his institution was fully committed to ensuring that the project was completed, assuring Tanzanians living in the capital city of reliable access to water.

The project to tap water from Lake Victoria and distribute it to different regions, according to him, kicked off in 2009 and so far, a lot of progress had been made.

“We thank the government under President Samia Suluhu Hassan as we have been receiving enough budgetary allocations that have helped to smoothly implement the crucial Lake Victoria Project,’’ he noted.

So far, Eng Nzamba said, the project is already supplying water in six regions of Mwanza, Shinyanga, Geita, Simiyu, Tabora and Singida.

The Government funded the construction of a huge water supply scheme from Lake Victoria to other regions.

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The main source of water is located at Ihelele water treatment plant located at Ihelele village in Misungwi district, about 110 kilometres from Mwanza Region.

He further said KASHWASA was implementing the project in collaboration with Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Authorities in every region, where the project passes.

“We have always been offering the best service by providing water that is of the best quality as to what both local and international standards want,’’ said Eng Nzamba adding that his institution wants to see customers’ satisfaction met and in particular we provide water 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

KASHWASA is equally implementing another water scheme in three districts of Kaliua, Urambo and Sikonge which want to see water problems remaining a history.

The 145bn/- project is being implemented in partnership with the Tabora Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Authority (TUWASA) and currently, the project is at 43 per cent, according to the Managing Director of TUWASA Eng Mayunga Kashilimu.

Eng Kashilimu told the ‘Daily News’ that the project, which is under the Indian based contractor M/S Megha Engineering Infrastructure Ltd and a consultant WAPCOS Ltd also from India, is expected to be completed in October 2025.

“Upon completion, it is expected to offer water services to all districts of Sikonge, Urambo and Kaliua and to about 60 villages in the districts,’’ added Eng Kashilimu.

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