- Published on Tuesday, 31 July 2012 01:28
- Written by PETER TEMBA in Moshi
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THE Prime Minister's wife, Mrs Tunu Pinda, commissioned big water storage tanks at Mawenzi Regional Hospital, calling other development partners to assist in improving services.
She said water was a life blood and a significant pillar for development in all spheres of socio-economic activities, adding that the completion of the water project at the hospital, whose tanks have a holding capacity of 40,000 litres, was an important milestone for improving services at the health facility.
"I take this opportunity to express my gratitude to Serengeti Breweries Limited (SBL) for sponsoring the water project at Mawenzi," Mrs Pinda said, adding that "SBL is among prominent institutions and other stakeholders in the forefront of contributing to development activities in this country."
She acknowledged that the facility will provide the community with the much-needed resource and highly commended SBL and East African Breweries Limited (EABL) for their efforts in making the dream-come-true.
"I am also aware of the recent Iringa water project which was constructed through the support of SBL and EABL Foundation which will benefit over 150,000 people,"she said. In his welcoming remarks, the Kilimanjaro Regional Commissioner, Mr Leonidas Gama assured the sponsors of the project that his regional government will ensure that the project was safeguarded and sustained.
He also asserted that he will cooperate with SBL and EABL Foundation for realization of social service delivery so that the region could further improve its economic status. The out-going SBL Managing Director, Mr Richard Mills, said he was proud that the water project will serve a significant number of patients revealing that through Diagio, a parent organization of SBL, over 3 million people in Africa have benefitted from water projects.
He said apart from the Frelimo Water Project in Iringa, Mkuranga has a water project, worth 384.6 m/-, which has benefitted 250,000 residents and in the near future water projects in Temeke, Dar es Salaam and Sekou Toure in Mwanza will be launched.
TBL Corporate Relations Director, Ms Teddy Mapunda, said SBL was committed to work with communities, especially in hospitals to provide long term and sustainable solutions to provision of clean and sustainable water sources as a way of giving back to the community part of their earnings.