Roads development to be in spotlight
By Hannah Mwandoloma, Dodoma, IPP Media
Mon, Jul 03, 2006
The Minister for Infrastructure Development, Basil Mramba, today presents the budget proposals for his ministry as Parliament resumes business after the weekend recess.
As Mramba is geared towards unveiling plans and strategies to improve communication network in the country, heated debate is likely to rage in the House as MPs still digest the Prime Ministerís speech on expedited road construction projects.
Debating the PMís budget speed last week, some MPs spoke about the poor condition of the countryís roads and the hardships experienced in various constituencies.
They called for redress, saying farmers should be helped to transport their produce to the markets, as many live in remote areas.
With regard to poor infrastructure, Prime Minister Edward Lowassa said there was no reason why road construction projects should not be completed in time.
He named roads like the Sam Nujoma in Dar es Salaam, among many others that need to be expanded to ease traffic jams.
The Premier mentioned other roads in Dar es Salaam earmarked for rehabilitation as Kilwa and Ali Hassan Mwinyi which would be upgraded to dual carriageways.
Other roads are between Dodoma and Iringa, Tabora and Chunya-Mbeya, Dodoma and Arusha among others.