Construction firms to offer contracts

3 February 2016

Construction firms in Tanzania have been directed to provide workers with contracts in a bid to boost efficiency in the sector. Transport and Communications Minister, Prof Makame Mbarawa said that the contracts will boost workers’ morale and enhance quality of work produced.

Mr Mbarawa was speaking while inspecting the Dodoma-Babati Road that is under constraction. He added that contracts would help speed projects that are currently ongoing. “Construction workers should be given legal contracts in as required by the law,” he said. The road construction project has been divided into three areas namely Dodoma-Mayamaya 43.65 km, Mayamaya-Mela 99.35 km and Mela-Bonga 88.8 km. It includes four large bridges including of the 200 metres Kalema Bridge. Other three bridges are the 45 metres Msui Bridge, the 30 metres Kingali Bridge and the 30 metres Mela bridge.

The Dodoma-Babati is part of the Great-North stretching from Cairo in Egypt to Cape Town in South Africa. Prof Mbarawa directed the construction firm, which is carrying out the road project, to finalize the construction before the rainy season noting that the road would facilitate economic development.

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