Rukwa Regional Commissioner Hon. Joachim Wangabo ensuring water supply at water points built in Kalumbaleza village.
Rukwa Regional Commissioner Hon. Joachim Wangabo (third from front) with some SUWASA experts when he visited the MUZE GROUP Project in the Lake Rukwa basin.
Rukwa Regional Commissioner Hon. Joachim Wangabo heading to the water source of the MUZE GROUP project which is expected to serve 10 villages in the Lake Rukwa Basin in Sumbawanga District.
Residents of Kalumbaleza Village and its suburbs in the Lake Rukwa Basin, Sumbawanga District, Rukwa Region have been urged to continue to protect and conserve water sources that help them access water throughout the year to avoid the problem of finding water over long distances while awaiting completion. The MUZE GROUP water project is expected to be completed in November this year
This has been emphasized by Rukwa Regional Commissioner Hon. Joachim Wangabo met with the people after visiting the water project which will serve 10 villages in 3 wards of Muze, Mwadui and Kalumbaleza and urged the people not to cultivate and do humanitarian activities near the sources as well as protect water infrastructure that continues to be installed in various areas. those villages.
In addition, Hon. Wangabo has warned the villages of Nkasi district located on the Lyamba lyamfipa mountains that continue to engage in humanitarian activities to stop doing so as the livelihoods of the people of Lake Rukwa Basin depend on the environmental protection of the people living in the highlands. .
“Then those who are in Nkasi district, the two villages, I will follow them there to take care of the environment while you have access to reliable water, otherwise this work will be useless, if those who do not take care of the environment cut down trees at the source of water while you do not get water, there are villages two of Nkasi, I will follow up there, but you below do your duty, under your chairman the Village government, ”he stressed.
On the other hand the Director of Sumbawanga District Water and Sanitation Authority Engineer Gibon Nzowa said that the project aims to put 65 stations and five tanks in the 10 villages while relying on laying water pipes for more than 60 km and then explaining the challenges hindering the exercise.
“The challenge we faced, Mr. Governor, is heavy rains during the rainy season. We were a little stuck, as well as another source of pollution in the villages in Nkasi district and the delay in getting money on time,” he said.
One of the villagers of Katoro village in Kalumbaleza Village Emanuel Michael asked the government to look into the possibility of installing a pipeline in their village near Kalumbaleza Village and said “I think those who came to test this project, came to test Katoro, where we drink well water but not strangely there is not a single pipe but we are residents of Kalumbaleza Village and Kalumbaleza County. ”
In another step Hon. Wangabo commended the Sumbawanga District Water and Sanitation Authority and its Director for providing more than 300 jobs in the implementation of the project while saving more than 3 billion expected to complete the project by 3.1 billion out of the previous 6 billion with the money provided by the government 100%. The villages that will benefit from the project are Kalumbaleza A and B, Muze, one coconut tree, traditional coconut tree, Ilanga, Isangwa, Mbwilo, Uzia and Kalakala.