Uhuru Torch race leader calls for value for money on projects

The 2022 Uhuru Torch race leader, Mr Sahili Geraruma, has appealed to engineers supervising government-backed projects to ensure close supervision so that  value for money can, indeed be, seen.

Equally, he urged wananchi where such infrastructures were being implemented, to ensure that they were well maintained because they cost millions, if not billions of taxpayers’ money.

He made the appeal on Thursday while launching a water project at Ruganzu Village in Biharamulo District at the cost a total of 114.3m/- upon completion, with support from an NGO- Community-based Health Care Council (CBHCC).

“I thank the NGO- CBHCC for the support. I call upon residents in Nyanza Ward to exploit the benefits brought about by the project by connecting water to their homes. This is in support of President Suluhu Hassan’s efforts to relieve women from walking long distance searching for and carrying buckets of water on their heads,” he said.

Kigoma Regional Commissioner (RC), Thobias Andengenye, handed over the Uhuru Torch to his Kagera counterpart, Albert Chalamila at Nyamigele Village at the border of the two regions after concluding its race in Kigoma region where 51 projects were inspected and launched in the nine councils.

The Uhuru Torch also launched two classrooms at Kagongo Girls’ Secondary school being constructed under the during of Covid-19 relief funds, including  laying the  foundation stone for the 1-km tarmac road project linking Rukaragata-Kibamba  and a health centre at Bisibo Ward.

Kagera Regional Commissioner (RC), Albert Chalamila explained that President Samia will be the guest of honour at the climax of the Uhuru Torch race to be staged in Kagera region at the national level on October 14th, this year at the Kaitaba Stadium.

He appealed to all the residents in the eight councils to turn up in big numbers to receive the Uhuru Torch in their respective areas.

“The Uhuru Torch is a national symbol of love, peace, unity, solidarity and development. During its race in the region it will launch and lay foundation stones for 37projects implemented at the   total cost of 13.6bn/- including health, education, agriculture, water and roads infrastructures.

“I appeal to all the residents in the eight councils to turn up in big number to receive the Uhuru Torch in their respective areas, “he said.

Yesterday the Uhuru Torch was raced in Ngara district and will be in Karagwe district today.

On Sunday it will be raced in Kyerwa district while on Monday it will be in Misenyi district. On Tuesday it will be raced in   Bukoba Rural and on the following day it will be raced n Bukoba Municipal Council.


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