Over 100 TASAF projects in Misungwi almost complete

A TOTAL of 108 public sub-projects worth over 1.9bn/- implemented by the Tanzania Social Action Fund (TASAF) in Misungwi District, Mwanza Region are almost complete, it has been revealed.

The projects are part of the Fund’s third phase programmes in the second period that kicked-off in 2020 and will end in 2025.

The District TASAF Coordinator, Ms Gloria Buname, said on Tuesday that eight projects are for charcoal dams and 100 for road infrastructures.

Usually, she explained sub-projects have been initiated by residents themselves according to priorities in their areas, but are implemented by TASAF programmes’ beneficiaries.

One of the completed feeder roads is in Mamaye Ward, whose cost is 16.9m/- and a charcoal dam in Kanyelele Ward, which has been put in place at a tune of over 18.8m/-.

Mamaye residents commented that a 2.7-kilometre feeder road does not only connect them with the neighbouring Mwagala village, but also addresses school absenteeism.

They explained that before the project, the area (road) was bushy, and some students used to hide during class time.

“The area is now clean and passable, not only for people but also motor vehicles. It therefore becomes easy for us to collect farm crops from the field to homes and markets,” said one of the residents, Mr Shija Lunyembeleka.

The project supervisor at the community level, Mr Jefta Kitafumwa, expressed gratitude to TASAF and the residents who were willing to offer their pieces of land for the construction of a feeder road.

He called on the government to think of setting up more supporting infrastructures on the new road, mostly culverts and bridges, for its stability and durability.

The charcoal dam beneficiaries commented that the facility provides full time water service to livestock and at the same time supports irrigation farming in Kanyelele Ward.

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