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Govt pledges sustainable services  

Govt pledges sustainable services  

PRIME Minister Kassim Majaliwa has said the government is committed to continue providing funds for financing various development projects to ensure sustainability of services in the country.

The Premier made the assurance on Friday in Singida when addressing the residents after he toured the project for the construction of Iglansoni Health Centre as part of activities to inspect development projects in Ikungi District in Singida.

He said the government is proceeding with implementation of various development projects in order to ensure sustainability of social services provided to wananchi across the country. He called upon Tanzanians to continue having trust in the government.

On his part, Deputy Minister of State, President's Office, Regional Administration and Local Government David Silinde said that Iglansoni Health Centre is among the 234 health facilities constructed across the country with the aim of moving the services closer to the people.

He said the government has dished out 1.9bn/- for construction of a modern hospital in Ikungi District.

"Besides issuing the funds, President Samia Suluhu Hassan has approved 13.348bn/- to be used in construction of 667 classrooms in Ikungi," he said.

On his part, Singida Regional Commissioner Peter Serukamba said that they are determined to make sure that his region becomes the first in encouraging people to join Community Health Fund (CHF) so that they can be assured of the services in case they fell sick.

He also used the opportunity to sensitise people to take part in the forthcoming population and housing census slated for August 23 this year,

Ikungi District Commissioner Jerry Muro expressed gratitude to President Samia for approving the fund for execution of development projects in the district, including 2bn/- for construction of four health centres with the aim of moving the services closer to the people.

He pledged to continue cooperating with other leaders within the district to ensure that the funds released by the government for development projects are used for the intended purposes to increase efficiency. 

Earlier, Ikungi District Executive Director Justice Kijazi said that the construction of the health facility which cost 500m/-  has reached 98 per cent and is expected to start providing services to residents at the end of this month.

He said the health centre is expected to serve 13,608 residents of Iglansoni and Mnyange villages.  The project involves construction of an outpatient department, laboratory, incinerator, theater building, maternity ward and laundry.

After inspecting the construction of the health centre, the PM also toured the construction of Vocational Education and Training Centre and the project for construction of Ikungi District Hospital where he laid foundation stones for both projects.

Some residents of Ikungi District commended President Samia for moving various social services closer to the people, such as health, education and water.

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