This was revealed here recently by the Deputy Coordinator of the World Bank Project Coordination Unit in the Office of the President, Regional Administration and Local Government, Rashid Mtamila during the training for the implementation of the project. improvement of infrastructure development called TACTIC to various officials and experts of Songea. Municipal Council.
Mtamila said the goal of the project is to improve local councils to enable them to provide better services to the people by improving their infrastructure.
He added that the distribution of funds will be in three phases, during which, in the first phase, the money will be provided to 12 urban councils, including the municipal council of Songea, for the improvement of markets, roads in tarmac level, construction of bridges and landfills.
He said that the city councils that would benefit from the project in the first phase include Ilemela City Council, Mwanza City Council, Geita City Council, Kahama City Council, Tabora City Council, Kigoma-Ujiji City Council, Arusha City Council and Dodoma City Council.
The others are Morogoro City Council, Sumbawanga City Council, Mbeya City Council, and Songea City Council.
He said that the TACTIC project aims to reduce the challenges on quality infrastructure in urban areas resulting from the increase in population.
For his part, Director of Sustainability Associate Ltd Kayonko Juma Kayonko enlisted the experts from Songea City Council to ensure they are working with various stakeholders including businessmen and residents of the area to obtain their views before the implementation of the project in order to eliminate any conflicts or complaints that may arise.
For his part, the police officer commanding the Songea Main Police Station (OCS) Saana Mdatu called on the experts to ensure that they meet with stakeholders in the area where the project would be implemented. to reach a consensus that would not require the breach of peace during the implementation of the projects.
For his part, the municipal manager of Songea, Dr Frederick Sagamiko, called on the inhabitants of Songea to support the efforts of the government which has provided a lot of money in the implementation of various projects for their own development.
He said that building the new modern market will solve the challenges faced by traders and increase the council’s income.