SHINYANGA WSSA VERIFICATION VISIT

20. Sep 2021

The IFF OBA team, in cooperation with the representative from Ministry of Water (MoW) and the Ministry of Finance and Planning (MOFP), carried out a project verification visit to the Shinyanga WSSA from 13.09.2021 to 15.09.2021. The visit aimed at the verification of output targets which include (i) installation of 15km water supply distribution pipelines, (ii) connection of 500 Nr metered new customers and construction of 3Nr. water kiosks in different areas, (iii) replacement of at least 2,000 Nr. faulty water meters in the existing distribution area and (iv) a collection efficiency of at least 90% within the entire service area. To date, a total of 551Nr new customers have been connected, 3,192Nr faulty meters have been replaced and 6 Nr water kiosks were constructed and are now operational.

WORKSHOP MOROGORO- LOAN DISBURSEMENTS AND PROGRESS REPORTING

02. Jul 2021

On 24th and 25th of June 2021, the IFF-OBA team organised a workshop on Loan Disbursements and Progress Reporting at the Morogoro Hotel in Morogoro region. A total of 29 participants from 14 different WSSAs, representatives from commercial banks, Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Water were amongst the audience. The objectives of the workshop were to (i) brief utilities on Proper accounting and documentation of expenditure and regular progress reporting in IFF Projects (ii) to brief the utilities on the bank perspective about disbursement schedules. (iii)introduction of loan calculator and calculation of annual interest in financial model.

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SONGEA WSSA IFF-OBA PROJECT ASSESSMENT VISIT

26. May 2021

The IFF-OBA team carried out a project field assessment from 24th to 25th May 2021. The team visited the Lilambo intake, Lilambo storage tank (150m3), Ruhuwiko storage tank (135m3), 2 No. boreholes with pump houses. The tapping points for the connection of the new distribution pipes at Mkuzo, Ruhuwiko, Namanditi, Luwawasi and Ruvuma were also seen.

BUKOBA WSSA IFF-OBA PROJECT ASSESSMENT VISIT

20. May 2021

The IFF-OBA team carried out a project field assessment from 17th to 19th May 2021. The team visited the Machinjioni Booster station, Ihungo storage tank 500m3, Nyanga spring and Nyanga storage tank 45m3, Kahororo storage tank 90m3 and Bulbata storage tank. The team also saw the Bugashani construction of two storage tanks (i) Bugashani Concrete ground storage tank of 500m3 which has been financed by MoW and supervised by BUWASA and (ii) the 90m3 raised storage tank that has been financed by RUWASA (Rural Water Supply Agency).

RECEIPT OF IFF-OBA GRANT FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF WATER SUPPLY PROJECT IN SONGEA MUNICIPALITY

28. Apr 2021

On 01.04.2021, the Songea WSSA confirmed the receipt of the IFF-OBA grant of TSH 194,884,495 for the implementation of the IFF supported Water Supply project in Songea Municipality.

SHINYANGA UWASA-INTERIM VISIT

23. Feb 2021

The IFF Consultant conducted an interim visit form 8th-10th of February 2021.The aim of the visit was to assess the documentation of financial expenditure, to clarify some inconsistencies that occured in the progress report and to assess the proposed new network extension areas at Mwalugoye, Bujinge, A&B and Kolandoto. The team visited the constructed network at Msekelo and held meetings with local leaders of Bujinge A&B and Mwakugoye where the new proposed network of about 6km shall be laid. The meeting was conducted to assess the prevailing situation and resident's willingness to pay for the proposed water services.

WORKSHOP SINGIDA- DATA INTEGRITY AND FINANCIAL MODELLING

10. Dec 2020

On 25th and 26th of November 2020, the IFF-OBA team organised a Workshop on Data Integrity and Financial Modelling at the Regency Hotel and Resort in Singida. A total of 51 participants from 12 different UWASAs, representatives from commercial banks, Treasury Registrar, Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Water were amongst the audience. The main objective of the workshop was to (i) brief utilities on the importance of data integrity for technical and financial project assessments and (ii) facilitate a group work exercise for the application of an MS Excel based financial model that was designed to project cash flows for IFF-OBA Projects.

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IFF-OBA AT THE 8TH ANNUAL WATER CONFERENCE IN DODOMA

03. Nov 2020

The IFF OBA team attended the eight annual water Conference (AWAC 2020) organized by ATAWAS in collaboration with the Ministry of Water and Development Partners. This year, the theme was Innovative Financing Approaches of Water Projects to Uphold Middle Income Economy. The conference was held at St. Gasper Hotel and Conference Centre in Dodoma from 18th - 19th of November 2020. The IFF OBA Team Leader presented the IFF Programme and pointed out how the innovative financial approach of the IFF OBA programme supports Tanzanian UWASAs to improve water supply and sanitation service to their customers.

THE LOAN ACQUISITION FOR MORUWASA IFF WATER SUPPLY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT HAS BEEN APPROVED

08. Sep 2020

The Loan Acquisition for the MORUWASA IFF Water Supply Improvement project has been approved by the National Debt Management Committee meeting held on 19.08.2020. The approval letter has been sent to the Office of the Treasury Registrar. Upon receipt of the approval letter, MORUWASA will have to sign the IFF – OBA Grant Agreement and thereafter the final loan offer with TIB Development Bank.

Songea Urban Water and Sanitation Authority (SOUWASA)-Verification visit

07. Sep 2020

The IFF OBA team, in cooperation with the representative from Ministry of Water (MOW) and the Ministry of Finance (MOFP), carried out a project verification visit to the Songea Urban Water and Sanitation Authority (SOUWASA) from 31.08.2020 to 02.09.2020. The visit aimed at the verification of output targets which include (i) installation of water supply distribution pipelines, (ii) connection of 450 Nr metered new customers, (iii) replacement of at least 350 faulty water meters in the existing distribution area and (iv) a collection efficiency of at least 90% within the entire service area.  To date, a total of 522 new customers have been connected and 450 faulty meters have been replaced.

SINGIDA UWASA-THE OUTPUT BASED GRANT AGREEMENT HAS BEEN SIGNED

24. Aug 2020

The revised Output-Based Grant Agreement for the Extension of Distribution Network and Water Supply Improvement Works Project in Singida town has been signed on 22.06.2020. The Singida UWASA is in its final stages of signing the loan agreement with TIB Development Bank. Thereafter, project implementation will start.