CCM presidential candidate Dr John Magufuli yesterday promised to address the water crisis that affects some parts of Dodoma Region.
Addressing a campaign rally in Chemba District on his way to Dodoma, where he is set to conclude his campaigns ahead of tomorrow’s General Election, Dr Magufuli said Chemba and Kondoa Districts have several seasonal Rivers, which collect enough water during rainy season and that it needs strong strategies to end water problem in the area.
He said if re-elected, he will appoint the Minister for Water, who will be able to come up with a plan for water harvest from rivers in the area and supply its inhabitants with enough water.
“We need to come up with plans that will enable us to harvest and utilise rainwater for domestic use and for our animals,” he noted.
Dr Magufuli said there was need for construction of bore holes that will be used to preserve water harvested during rainy seasons. “We need to construct boreholes that will be used to preserve water,” he said.
While in Kondoa, the incumbent Head of State said there are many changes in the country’s capital and other areas in the country.
He said in Dodoma, a number of projects had been implemented including the construction of the Great North Road, which has generally contributed to both social and economic changes in the area.
He said the construction of roads and other projects have changed Kondoa District and that the town is currently growing.
“Kondoa has changed, before the construction of this road, it was difficult for traders and other people to travel from Arusha-Manyara-Dodoma, the road was in bad shape and there were no enough buses, but with this road, we see number luxury buses plying the route,” he said.
According to Dr Magufuli, the government is looking forward to continuing with the implementation of various projects, which are basically designed to change Dodoma. He said 600bn/- have already been allocated for the construction of 110km roads in the city.
“We are going to build four lanes roads in Dodoma city; we are planning to use 600bn/- for the project. He added that the government has also improved infrastructure and constructed roads, bridges, flyovers, airports and many other infrastructures across the country.
Dr Magufuli added that the government has also implemented various other projects in the water sector, connecting electricity, construction of hospitals, health centres and dispensaries, construction of schools, offering of free education and increasing budget for higher learning students’ loans board.
He asked Tanzanians to vote for leaders, who are capable of leading the nation to development and those who are committed to preserve peace and maintain unity among Tanzanians.
According to the National Electoral Commission (NEC) all political parties that are participating in the 2020 General Election are supposed to wind up their campaigns today.