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Church assists rural dwellers

By Hakimu Mwafongo, The Citizen Daily

2632 days ago   Article ID# 49977
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DAR ES SALAM, U K (The Citizen Daily) - About 20,000 residents of eight villages in Iringa district will benefit from the Pawaga Sustainable Development Program conducted by the Ruaha Diocese of the Anglican Church.

The villages are in Itunundu and Ilolompya wards of Pawaga division.

The Ruaha Diocese Bishop, Dr Donald Mtetemela, thanked the Government for exempting a Value Added Tax (VAT) of Sh127 million on equipment used in the project.

Speaking during the inauguration of the project last week, Dr Mtetemela also thanked experts who put up the project that will benefit many people.

The diocesan development officer, Ms Christine Kilipamwambu, said the project was funded by various donors. It started in April 2008 and will be fully completed in March 2011 at the cost of Sh1.7 billion.

She said the project would empower villagers to improve agriculture, the mainstay of the economy of the area. It is expected to serve about 3,000 hectares.

It will include components of safe and clean water, environment, primary health education, HIV/Aids education and malaria.

It will also provide insecticide-treated mosquito nets, irrigation water management and train farmers on better methods of agriculture.

The church aims at providing assistance to solve the famine problem in the area. In previous years, it cooperated with the World Food Program (WFP) in distributing food aid to residents of Pawaga division.

She said the project has improved the people's economic status as they were now capable of contributing to social services such as constructing ward secondary schools.

"In the past residents of Pawaga division were experiencing food shortages. In collaboration with the World Food Program (WFP) we were providing food aid to them.

"But today they have enough food and are capable of providing food aid to other people,"said Ms Kilipammwambu.

The Pawaga project is being coordinated by the Anglican Church Diocese of Ruaha. It has been receiving technical advice and experts from the district council.

It is funded by the European Union (EU), Tear Fund of the United Kingdom, Tear Fund of Australia, Christian Engineers in Development (CED) United Kingdom and Emmanuel International (EL-Canada).

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Updated 2632 days ago   Article ID# 49977

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