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Lake Victoria, Tanganyika Water Distribution Project Initiated

Tanzania's Prime Minister, Mr Kassim Majaliwa, has announced a grand water distribution project in four regions of Katavi, Rukwa, Simiyu and Tabora by harnessing Lake Tanganyika and Lake Victoria fresh waters to increase water supply, hence permanently addressing water woes in the regions.

Mr Majaliwa revealed that while addressing residents of Majengo residents in Sumbawanga Municipality in Rukwa Region on Wednesday shortly after laying a foundation stone on a mega-water project funded by the European Union and Government of Germany through its development bank, KfW, at the cost of 32bn/-.

“The government is looking at the possibility of harnessing Lake Tanganyika’s fresh waters from Karema Village in Tanganyika District (Katavi ) as well as Kasanga Port in Kalambo District in Rukwa Region for use in those municipalities as well as all villages in which the project will pass through”, he said.

Michell Zappa

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