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$11m set for TAZARA

TANZANIA has this year budgeted US$11.9 million for infrastructure development and employee welfare relating to Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA).
And Minister of Transport and Logistics of Zambia Frank Tayali says there is need to continuously evaluate operations of TAZARA and identify ways to make it more efficient and profitable.
Tanzanian Minister of Works and Transport Makame Mbarawa says that country is committed to ensuring that TAZARA becomes a viable and efficient entity.
Professor Mbarawa said this during the TAZARA Council of Ministers 64th meeting yesterday: “To reaffirm the strong collaboration that exists between our two countries, we have this year made a US$5.6 million budgetary allocation for infrastructure development and a further US$6.3 million for employees’ salaries and wages.
“We need to be meeting more often [last meeting was held in October 2019], at least once a year, so that we come up with permanent solutions for TAZARA, which should become a viable company,” he said.
Prof Mbarawa also cited the need to quicken the process of establishing a committee to discuss the willingness of CLICK TO READ MORE