The Tanzanian Minister of Energy, Dr Medard Kalemani, has issued a three-month ultimatum to the Contractor of the Nyakanazi Power Cooling Sub-Station located in Biharamulo District for the completion of works so that the residents of the community can have electricity.
He made this known during a recent inspection of the project. The plant will generate 72 megawatts to about 25 villages and over 300 suburbs in the Biharamulo District.
He said: “The contractor must finish the work by end of this coming March. All infrastructures must be in place as was planned and there will be no time extension. The project is behind the schedule. I have inspected the project and they told me that it would be completed by July. I say that it must be over by March. No more time extension because Tanzanians need power service and not otherwise.”
“I need you to finish this project as I directed. Make sure you don’t go beyond the time I instructed you. Just make additional acquisition of manpower, work day and night to make sure the residents of Biharamulo, Nyakanazi, Chato and Buselesele are connected to power service.”
The Project Manager, Engineer Sospeter Oralo, said that the power cooling sub-station is already at 55% and will have six Feeders to Kyaka, Nyakanazi A, Nyakanazi B, Kakonko, Biharamulo and Nyakahura. He assured the Minister that his directive will be appropriately carried out.
Also commenting, the Biharamulo Constituency Member of Parliament, Ezra Chiwelesa, said that the completion of the project is to contribute to the development of the area. He noted that investors are already expressing their interest to invest in the area.