The government’s efforts in increasing water availability in rural and urban settings by 85 and 95 per cent respectively by 2025 has received fresh impetus following the launched water project that benefits residents of Longido District Council in Arusha.
Inaugurating the 15.8 bn/- water project in Longido District yesterday, President Samia Suluhu Hassan ordered authorities to make sure that the infrastructure are well maintained.
The Head of State has further said that the government has spent a lot of money in order to let the people of Longido get clean and safe water.
“The government has spent a lot of money on the project with the aim of providing people with clean and safe water,” she said.
The President has also called on Longido District Council’s senior officials in making sure that they manage ethics and discipline for all employees.
President Samia issued the directive yesterday while addressing the residents of Longido at a public meeting held at Longido New Bus Stand in Arusha region immediately after launching a clean and safe water project.
President Samia said: “There has been a tendency for district officials to fail to take appropriate actions against irresponsible officials who engaged in loss of public revenues.”
The Head of State has also assured the 133 villages in the District that they will be connected to electricity by December 2022. On solving youth unemployment, President Samia said that the government is keen on establishing more industrial zones so as to provide more employment to the youth.
In another development, Samia has inaugurated the meat factory owned by Eliya Food Overseas worth 17bn/-. “By December this year, the government will solve the water challenge that is currently facing the factory.”