Katavi residents join forces in police station construction

RESIDENTS of Tongwe Ward in Tanganyika District of Katavi Region have supported the government’s efforts in building a modern police station by either contributing cash or through offering manpower service.

Member of Parliament for Mpanda Rural constituency, Mr Seleman Kakoso handed over 50 bags of cement valued 1.0m/- to Tanganyika District Commissioner (DC) Mr Onesmo Buswelu for the construction of the project.

The DC directed the Coordinator of construction project Mr Ramadhan Nyembe to ensure the fund is utilized on the intended project and not otherwise.

He warned that whoever would be implicated on swindling the fund must face the full force of law.

He also lauded wananchi and various stakeholders, who contributed to the construction of the project.

Initially, the MP’s Secretary Mr Said Wambari said the office of the lawmaker decided to support efforts made by the citizens, stakeholders and government in building the modern police station at the area to ensure safety of people and their property.

On his part, project Coordinator Mr Nyembe said the construction of the project was at foundation level. The public contributed cash, bags of cements, iron bars as well as volunteering work forces,” he added.

He assured the DC that the funds contributed by citizens and various stakeholders would be channeled to the intended project.

Some villagers separately interviewed by this newspaper confided that presence of a police station, upon completion of the project, will help improve security in their area.

“It is our hope that upon completion of the project it will be easier for us to report criminal incidents  as previous we were compelled to walk  long distance covering 10 kilometers from the village to reach police station ” John Adam noted.

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