Tanzania Orders Probe On Jnia, Mwanza Airports

By Sylivester Domasa

President John Magufuli yesterday ordered investigations into excessive spending in the extension works for Mwanza Airport and Julius Nyerere International Airport (JNIA).

"The two projects have consumed nearly 800bn/- or about 345 million US dollars. This is unrealistic and must be investigated," the president said in Dar es Salaam when officiating at the Engineers Registration Board's (ERB) 14th Annual Engineers Day.

While expansion and renovation of runway for Mwanza Airport cost 105bn/-, the extension of JNIA Terminal Three, which include roofing of the terminal structure, installation of cooling systems (air duct), passenger boarding bridge, sewage systems, fire detection systems, electricity infrastructure (cabling) as well as plastering and flooring guzzled 650bn/- in taxpayers money.

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