Sigh of relief as Sumbawanga villagers get new dispensary

RESIDENTS of Ilanga village along the Lake Rukwa Rift Valley Basin at Muze Ward in Sumbawanga District could now heave a sigh of relief as they will no longer need to travel to access health services.

This followed the completion of new dispensary whose construction started 13 years ago after the government injected 75m/- to complete the project.

The construction of the project was initiated by citizens of Ilanga village through self-reliance spirit more than a decade ago.

About 4,263 citizens from Ilanga village and 3,886 from Old Mlazi village will benefit from the completion of the health facility.

Ilanga and Mlazi old dwellers are grateful to President Samia Suluhu Hassan and her government for financing the project, which will guarantee them healthcare services closer to their residents.

Citizens from the precincts expressed their joy after the Rukwa Regional Commissioner Ms Queen Sendiga officially launched the newly built health facility over the weekend.

Sumbawanga District Council Chairman, Mr Kalolo Ntila expressed gratitude to President Samia for taking healthcare services closer to the people.

He further said that the construction of the health facility was a big boost to citizens from the precincts, who will no longer need to make long trek to access health services.

“Muze Ward has a population of more than 32,000 people but the area  does not have Health Centre, therefore, the completion of this health facility here at Ilanga village is a big boost the citizens, we humbly thank President Samia and her government for injection 75m/-, which helped to accomplish the project,” he explained.

He further said that “The health facility will be of great help especially to expectant mothers, who in most cases if they cannot, deliver here through normal procedures, are forced to make long trek to access healthcare services,” he explained.

On her side the Sumbawanga District Executive Director (DED) Ms Lightness Msemo said the government had injected 75m/- which facilitated the completion of the project.

Addressing public meeting, RC Ms Sendiga lauded citizens from Ilanga village for well done job for starting the construction of health facility more than a decade ago.

She further said that the construction of the health facility which has cost 150m/- will provide health services to hundreds of people in Muse ward and nearby areas.

“Accessibility of health services particularly in rural areas has been a focus of President Samia’s government,” she emphasized.


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