By Azania Post Reporter
The Tanzania Electrical, Mechanical Services Agency( Temesa), Tanga region plans to fix an electronic traffic count machine at the ferry aimed at counting and verifying people, vehicles and cargo shipped by MV Tanga and MV Pangani II.
The exercise is aimed purposely at both fighting fraud, control of income geneated and achieving accurate data at the ferry.
Temesa Tanga regional manager Margret Gina said this Wednesday while giving a brief accomplishment of the activities of the agency and the challenges it faces to the deputy minister for Works, Transport and Communication Elias Kwandikwa who is in three - day official visit in the region.
Ms Gina said the agency has managed to collect a total of Sh166.4millions from the ferries between the year 2017 to January 2018 while the target was to collect Sh176millions.
She told the deputy minister that the agency has however observed some challenges the ferries were facing among them minimum supervision of income collection.
“We are now planning to fix an electronic traffic count machine that will probably help to count the number of people, cargo and vehicles so that we get accurate statistics that corresponds to the income generated,” she said.
The manager said also that the agency had hurdles due to lack of modern working facilities as it depends on second hand operating plants and machines.
“But we have public institutions which have not paid the us the dues. We claim the government institutions Sh300million. We have managed to collect Sh24million which has been used to pay workers arrears and bought some new machines,” she said.