Saturday, 23 June 2007

Bukombe alienated from Lake zone water project

From Daily News, Dar es Salaam
By DailyNews Reporter

THE current phase of the Mwanza, Shinyanga, Kahama and Nzega water pipeline project, which envisages drawing water from Lake Victoria, will not serve Bukombe town because the area was not in the original plan and needs fresh funding, the National Assembly has been told.

The Minister for Water, Dr Shukuru Kawambwa, who was answering a supplementary question in the House, said the 225bn/- pipeline is currently designed to serve only 54 villages and towns and cannot take more. He said Bukombe could be included in the second phase.

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