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New Water Agency to Oversee Tanzanian Rural Projects
April 22, 2017
An agency that will ensure water access in rural areas is in the offing, the Deputy Minister for Water and Irrigation has said.
Eng Isack Kamwelwe said the ministry has already embarked on modalities to establish the water agency which would operate in rural areas to hasten government efforts in providing clean and safe water to rural people.
Eng Kamwelwe was responding to a supplementary question from David Silinde (Momba - Chadema) who wanted to know when the government would establish a rural water agency that would focus on ensuring access of water in rural areas as is the case with the Rural Electrification Agency (REA).
Deputy Minister Kamwelwe said his ministry will soon table the issue in parliament to receive the law makers' inputs and blessing.
"The Parliament directed my ministry in the last budget session that we work on preparation to establish a water agency in the country and preparation for this matter has already taken off and soon we will table this in parliament for discussion and your blessing," he explained.