Saturday, 19 June 2010

Government creates three new regions

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Exuper Kachenje, Dodoma

Announcing the decision in the august House, Mr Pinda said talks on the establishment of Mpanda Region and the upgrading of Arusha Municipality into a city status were in progress.

Reports indicate that the cost of establishing a region stands at between Sh4 and Sh6 billion, while the cost of establishing a new district is about Sh1 billion.

The costs arise from the construction of headquarters, financing of running of the new administration centre, creation of essential infrastructures and from hiring of new civil servants.
Mr Pinda announced the government’s decision to create the new administration areas while winding up his budget speech in the House. The Parliament passed the Sh2.6-trillion budget yesterday evening.

He enumerated some of the proposed new districts as Butiama in Mara Region, Mbogwe in Rukwa Region and Nyang'wale and Ushetu in Mwanza Region.

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