Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Water project needs Sh500m

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Daniel Msangya, The Citizen Correspondent

Over Sh500 million is needed to implement a project to draw water from Lake Victoria to villages facing water shortage in Mwanza Region, the deputy minister for Regional Administration and Local Governments, Mr Aggrey Mwanri, told Parliament in Dodoma on Friday.

He said most villages preferred boreholes because they were manageable, cheap to run and more sustainable compared with ambitious projects to draw the precious liquid from the lake which they buy for Sh400 for a bucket and that such projects are very expansive to maitain.

He was responding to a supplementary question by Mr Highness Kiwia (MP for Ilemela, Chadema) who expressed his concern over the project drawing water from Lake Victoria to Shinyanga Region while people around the lake including Ilemela, Kirumba, Bugogwa, Sangabuye and Buswelu wards experienced severe water shortages.

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