IRAMBA, Singida: President Samia Suluhu Hassan has launched a groundbreaking water project connecting Shelui town in Iramba District, Singida Region to Lake Victoria’s freshwater supply.
The 24.47bn/- project was officially launched today Oct. 17, with president Samia vowing to address water shortage across the country.
She said the primary objective of the project is to extend access to water from Lake Victoria to various regions across the country, including Dodoma.
Addressing a gathering at Shelui Primary School grounds in Iramba district, the President highlighted her government was extending an additional 16 bn/- to support the distribution work to citizens in the region.
“Many regions in the western part of the country have been grappling with a significant water scarcity issue, primarily due to the lack of dependable water sources. I am pleased to announce that we have made considerable progress in addressing this water challenge. As we inaugurate this project today, I urge the relevant ministry and engineering teams to work together diligently to ensure the swift and efficient distribution of water to our residents,” she said.
President Samia emphasized the need of integrating new technologies, such as water meters, to prevent residents from encountering issues related to the accumulation of high water bills.