Tuesday, 3 March 2009

ANALYSIS: Lake Victoria diversion project invokes national pride but

From This Day, Dar es Salaam

DURING the Mkapa reign one project roused a sense of national hubris like no other. That project was the diversion of Lake Victoria to supply villages with clean water in semi arid lands such as Shinyanga and Mwanza.

The then minister for water Edward Lowassa moulded in the House a case of national prestige as a launching pad to endue our own puny budgetary allocations to foot the entire bill for a project of iffy beneficial value to the country for posterity to come.

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