Tabora needs 18.47bn/- for drainage systems

DODOMA: AT least 18.47bn/- is needed to construct trench drains that will address recurrent floods in Tabora town, the Parliament was told yesterday.

The Deputy Minister in the President’s Office (Regional Administration and Local Government Authorities), Zainab Katimba revealed this when responding to a basic question from Hawa Mwaifunga, (Special Seats, Chadema).

The MP inquired about the government’s strategy to construct drainage systems to control floods in Tabora town.

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Ms Katimba informed the lawmaker that the government has conducted a feasibility study and design of large rainwater drainage channels in the Malolo, Mpera, and Mwinyi wards, which have been prone to flooding during the rainy season.

“We established that a total of 18.47bn/- are needed to construct large drainage channels with a total length of 25 kilometers in Tabora,” she said.

The deputy minister added that in the fiscal year 2022/23, a total of 399.12m/- from constituency funds and fuel levies were used to construct a section of the drainage channels with a length of 2.4 kilometers.

“In the fiscal year 2023/24, through the Tanzania Urban Infrastructure Improvement Project (TACTIC), new drainage channels will be constructed along Kisarika Road with a length of 2.99 kilometers, connecting the Mwinyi and Malolo wards,” she stated.

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