Silinde salutes the municipality of Songea for its response to “Covid-19”
He made the remarks here on Monday during his one-day visit to the municipality of Songea to inspect project implementation and the effects of Covid-19.
He was accompanied by the district commissioner of Songea, the municipal director of Songea, various experts and other municipal officials.
Silinde said the purpose of the visit is to inspect projects to verify government-provided funds totaling 660m / – for the construction of 29 classrooms for secondary schools.
He added that a total of 304 billion / – has been provided to various local councils across the country for the construction of educational infrastructure which has enabled the construction of 15,000 classrooms.
He congratulated City Manager Dr Frederick Sagamiko, school principals and construction committees for the good supervision of projects within the framework of national development plans against the effects of Covid-19.
For his part, the municipal director of Songea, Dr Sagamiko, said that among the strategies that contributed to the completion of the projects at 100 percent include the convening of meetings to introduce the said projects to the population, meetings with school leaders and construction committees to discuss how to implement projects on time.
Others included meetings with businessmen and resellers of construction materials in the municipality of Songea to simplify their procurement and the constitution of teams for monitoring projects.
For his part, Ruvuma region’s acting education official, Juma Fuluge, said the region had received more than $ 10 billion for the construction of 448 classrooms and three dormitories for secondary schools. .
He said the Ruvuma region has 214 secondary schools and 1,818 primary schools and that the Covid-19 project has alleviated classroom shortage issues in the region by more than 80%.