Saturday, 14 January 2012

City plans major facelift

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Sheilla Sezzy, The Citizen Correspondent

The Mwanza City Council has asked for Sh12.4 billion from the ministry of Works for upgrading roads to tarmac level as part of strategies to ease congestion in the city.

It expects to raise Sh1.5 billion from its own sources for rehabilitating roads damaged by recent rains, it has been revealed.

Talking to The Citizen in his office on Wednesday, the Mwanza City director, Mr Wilson Kabwe, said upgrading of ring roads to tarmac level would help in reducing pressure on major roads.

He said Mwanza City has been expanding rapidly, thus the need to improve its roads in order to cope with increasing demands.

“The roads will facilitate movement and put Mwanza strategically as a tourist city. We have the potential of being among major cities in facilitating East Africa’s integration process,” he said.

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