Social services in Musoma Rural set for more improvement

SOCIAL services in Musoma Rural Constituency have continued to improve, with government’s continued allocation of funds for such purpose in the area.

According to the constituency’s Member of Parliament Professor Sospeter Muhongo, this year about 1.35bn/- under the BOOST programme was allocated by the government to renovate nine primary schools to improve learning environment.

He mentioned the schools as Bugoji, Buira, Bulinga B, Kanyega, Kataryo B, Kigera B, Mabuimerafuru B, Masinono and Nyambono B primary schools.

BOOST is part of the Education Programme for Results, an innovative, results-based Financing Programme supported by the United Kingdom (UK), Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO), the World Bank, the government of Sweden through Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA).

On the other hand, he said, the implementation of the Lake Victoria clean water supply project in Musoma Rural areas is progressing well.

So far, he said, the laying of Mugango-Kiabakari water pipeline has reached 92 per cent of implementation and on December this year the project is expected to reach 100 per cent.

Prof Muhongo said water distribution at Busambara and Kiriba wards will be tapped from the Mugango-Kiabakari- Butiama water pipeline which has already been laid in three villages namely Kataryo, Mayani and Tegeruka.

“A tank with 500,000 litres capacity is constructed at Kong’u hill, we expect that within a timeframe of three-months water supply infrastructures in these wards will kick off,” he said.

Prof Muhongo noted that water supply infrastructures are also under construction at Bwasi ward, observing that water pipes are laid for all three villages of the ward which are Bwasi, Bugunda and Kombe. The three villages will be accessing water from a 150,000-litre-tank located at the Bwasi.

Furthermore, water infrastructures, including a water tank with a capacity of 300,000 litres for Chumvi and Mabuimerafuru areas have already been built and the laying of its associated pipelines is ongoing.

He thanked citizens for their contribution in drilling water well at Rusoli Secondary in collaboration with the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Agency (RUWASA).

On the health sector, Prof Muhongo said the Musoma Rural District Council Hospital thatrecently was constructed at a cost of over 3bn/- currently provides services with modern medical equipment including X-rays, Ultrasounds and Ventilators.

So far, the council has six health centres and 42 dispensaries that are largely strengthening health services in the rural areas.

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