September 26, 2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. — On September 17, MCC's Board of Directors ("Board") indicated that it would vote on a compact with Tanzania if the country scored above the relevant median in the Worldwide Governance Indicators' latest annual Control of Corruption index. That index is now publicly available and Tanzania has scored above the relevant median, and therefore will pass the Control of Corruption indicator on MCC's forthcoming fiscal year 2016 scorecard. Accordingly, the Board will vote on whether to approve the proposed compact. Projects funded under the compact will need to meet the agency's economic analysis standards. Should the Board approve the compact, signing is expected to occur sometime in 2016.
MCC takes seriously all of its country partners' commitments to combat corruption. While Tanzania passes the Control of Corruption indicator, MCC will continue to monitor the Government of Tanzania's efforts to combat corruption.
MCC expects that Tanzania's October 25 general election will be free and fair, consistent with the importance MCC places on democratic rights.
The Millennium Challenge Corporation expressed optimism on the government’s likelihood to complete the agreed reforms to pave the way for the second compact to Tanzania.
Vice President of the Department of Compact Operations at the MCC, Kamran Khan said both partners, including the government and MCC, have kept on the implementation of the policy reforms that the two agreed on, some of which are tariff restructuring, policies and legislation governing the gas sector, among others.
He was giving an update on the second MCC compact on the sidelines of a forum for USA trade mission currently in the country. Mr. Khan said Tanzania’s last compact was significant, much of it having focused on transport and energy as key growth aspects for the country.
If passed, the second MCC compact to Tanzania would be over 700 million US dollars. The second MCC project will largely focus on the power sector, including investments in infrastructure as well as policy, regulatory and institutional reforms.
On 11th February, 2015 the MCA-T Governing Board visited the completed 224Km Tunduma - Sumbawanga road. The board was led by Chairman Dr. Servacius Likwelile together with MCA-T CEO Mr. Bernard S. Mchomvu. Before starting the site visit the board had a short meeting with Hon. Abbas Kandoro Mbeya Regiona Commissioner. The RC appreciated the road and the support from the American People, he said the road is really contributing much to the economy of the region
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 .....
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- Lower Ruvu Water Treatment Plan Project Progress (In Photo) As Of January 2014
- Dr. Mohamed Shein, President of Zanzibar visited Pemba Rural Roads on 19th November 2013.
- Mtwara Corridor Road Projects Progress (In Photo) As Of November 2013
- Transport Sector Project Progress (In Photo): Upgrading of Tunduma- Sumbawanga Road Package 3 - Lot 2: Ikana to Laela Section