By Azania Post Reporter
THE government will conduct a check in various regions to determine areas with a poor telecommunication network, the Deputy Minister for Works, Transport and Communication, Atashata Nditiye has said.
He was responding to a supplementary question raised by Special Seats MP Hadija Hassan Abood (CCM) who asked the minister to make a tour of Iringa region in Mapanda, Ikwera, Ihano and Tazara wards where people in these areas have communication towers built in recent days but unfortunately that there is no telecommunication network.
She voiced concern that people living in these wards have no access to telecommunications for no clear reason, seeking the government to intervene.
Responding to her query, the deputy minister promised that he would make a visit to see for himself, alongside with officials from the communications fund and see those areas which face such difficulties to put them in this year’s projects list.
Responding to another question which was associated with construction of roads, the deputy minister said that connecting rural roads is entirely left to the Tanzania Rural Roads Agency (TARURA).
Kwela MP Ignas Malicha (CCM) demanded to know the government’s plans of constructing rural roads indended to be connected with regional roads.
Nditiye responded that rural roads are being constructed by the recently established rural roads agency, and the ministry is coordinating. The proposals are made by district councils and forwarded to the Regional Consultative Council (RCC), he added.