By PIUS RUGONZIBWA in Mwanza
PRESIDENT John Magufuli has revived new hopes for the Lake Zone regions as he pledged the purchase of a new passenger ship and expansion of the Mwanza Airport.
The two projects have been long awaited for years to become a reality with the Head of State saying special budgets will be allocated this financial year for their full implementation. Addressing a section of city residents and government leaders who turned up to welcome him here yesterday, Dr Magufuli said the projects are now set for completion as promised.
“This is not my official visit; but let me take this opportunity to say something about the two projects. We will allocate the budget enough to cater for the two,” he pledged.
Dr Magufuli was on transit to his home town of Chato in Geita Region for a brief vacation, the first since he was elected president last November.
Looking jubilant as he jetted in for the first time as head of state, the president recalled the intense campaigns carried out for him and the CCM, saying it was now time for serious work.
He pointed out that his election victory meant working tirelessly to bring about development to all the people regardless of their political affiliations.