Dar es Salaam Regional Commissioner (RC), Mr Saidi Meki Sadiki, has directed Temeke municipality to introduce by-laws to protect water sources in order to ensure more people access the service.
Speaking after inspecting the Kimbiji water project in the Kisarawe II area in Temeke municipality on Monday, Mr Sadiki, said there was shortage of about 150,000 litres of water per day in the city.
But he said there were a number of water projects aimed at addressing the shortage in the city, saying the Kimbiji water project would go a long way to address the problem.
Earlier, Dar es Salaam Water and Sewerage Authority (DAWASA) Asset Manager, Eng. John Kirecha, had said that the Kimbiji water project was involved in the drilling of eight boreholes on Mkamba Street in the area.
He pointed out that the project worth 8bn/- was being carried out by Zetas Zamin Technology contractors from Turkey and that the project was expected to be completed in July, next year.
“The project is the result of a discovery of huge amounts of water which is salt-free at Kimbiji in the early 2000s,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Dar es Salaam RC has called on members of the public to turn out for the Africa Industry Day to be marked on Wednesday at the PTA Hall in Temeke municipality.
Briefing reporters on the Africa Industry Day, Mr Sadiki said the goal for marking the day was to show the achievements recorded in the industrial sector, adding that the day also aimed at promoting investment in industries.
By LUDOVICK KAZOKA, Tanzania Daily News