Today 19th November, 2014 MCC Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Mr. Matthew L. Bohn paid a visit to MCA Tanzania to share ideas on smooth transition of Compact I to Compact II. During that short meeting Mr. Matthew was briefed by the CEO Mr. Bernard S. Mchomvu on the success and achievements of Compact one projects implemented within five years of compact agreement. On the other hand Mr. Laston Msongole, Coordinator of MCC Compact II provided a brief on the development of Compact II program that will start soon focusing on energy Sector.
The visit of the Vice President is a great opportunity to Tanzania as the Government has just signed the 609g grant and implementation agreement with MCC in November 14, 2014. The United States Governement, through the Millennium Challenge Corporation agreed to provide $ 9.78 millions for the development of high-impact investment projects in Tanzania's energy sector. The agreement was siigned by MCC's Vice president of Compact Operations, Kamran Khan, and Tanzania's Minister of Finance, Hon. Saada Mkuya Salum (MP).
The Vice President and Chief Financial Officer was accompanied by Mr. Jay Scheerer, Country Team Leader, Tanzania II Millennium Challenge Corporation in Washington.
THE PERMANENT SECRETARY MINISTRY OF FINANCE AND MCA-T BOARD CHAIRMAN ON SITE VISIT TO MAFIA AIRPOT WHERE THE MITIGATION OF ERODED RAVINE WORK IS GOING ON
The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Finance and MCA-T board chairman Dr. Servacius Likwelile, made a site visit to the area around Mafia Airport where the mitigation of the eroded ravine work is going on. Mafia airport was in danger of soil erosion problem, something that was about to eat away the runway at the Airport. In order to prevent it, MCA-T send the request to the Board and they approved the mitigation proposal for the Mafia airport soil erosion problem, something that was about to eat away the runway at the Mafia Airport.
During the visit, the PS appreciated the magnitude of the impending danger to the existence of Mafia airport and inspected the progress of the ongoing remedial drainage works. With the completion of the ongoing works the erosion problem will be resolved and Maria Airport will be safe. The site visit involved Mr. Bernard .S Mchomvu MCA-T CEO, Mr. Ahmed Rashid, MCA-T Deputy CEO (Z) and Eng. Godson Ngomuo.
Completion of Songea – Namtumbo Road (71.4Km) to Bitumen standard has started contributing to individuals, Communities, District and Regional Economic and Social development. Small and Big Business Entrepreneurs including farmers living along Songea – Namtumbo Road are now enjoying the road as they can transport their goods safely to and from the community to the market with shorter time and at reduced cost as the road is passable throughout a year. See in photo .....
President Dr. Shein appreciated the assistance from American people which made possible the 35 kilometers of roads to be constructed in North Pemba. He was informed by the Resident Engineer the progress for the roads which has reached 83.7
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