SHINYANGA UWASA-THE OUTPUT BASED GRANT AGREEMENT HAS BEEN SIGNED

19. Aug 2020

On 02.06.2020, the Shinyanga Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Authority (SHUWASA) has signed the Output-Based Grant Agreement with the Ministry of Water (MoW) for the implementation of the Water Supply Network Extension and replacement of Water meters within Shinyanga Municipality project. On 6th of August 2020, the facility offer letter for the implementation of the project was signed by CRDB Bank and the Managing Director of SHUWASA.

KAHAMA UWASA-THE OUTPUT BASED GRANT AGREEMENT HAS BEEN SIGNED

30. Jun 2020

The Output Based Grant Agreement between KUWASA and the Ministry of Water (MoW) for the Procurement of Sewage Exhauster Trucks for Sanitary Purposes in Kahama town has been signed on 23.06.2020. The tender for the procurement of trucks was advertised in the beginning of August 2020 and the loan for the project was negotiated with TIB Development Bank.

Tanga Urban Water and Sanitation Authority-Documents Submission

20. Apr 2020

TANGA Urban Water and Sanitation Authority has submitted all required documents to the IFF-OBA Secretariat and two sets of documents were delivered to the Office of the Treasury Registrar in Dar Es Salaam on 08.04.2020. The Treasury Registrar will provide a recommendation for the implementation of the envisaged project to the Ministry of Finance and Planning (MOFP) that is based on an internal assessment of the utility’s financial performance.

 

Shinyanga UWASA and Kahama UWASA IFF projects have been approved.

20. Apr 2020

On 03.04.2020 and on 16.04.2020, the IFF projects of Shinyanga UWASA and Kahama UWASA have been approved by the Technical Debt Management Committee and the National Debt Management Committees within the Ministry of Finance and Planning, respectively. After confirmation of the indicated loan term conditions with their preferred Tanzanian Bank, the IFF – OBA grant agreement will be compiled. It will provide the contractual basis for the disbursement of the IFF OBA subsidy that will be paionce the defined output targets will have beeen achieved.

Moshi Urban Water and Sanitation Authority-Assessment Visit

27. Feb 2020

The IFF-OBA team carried out a project field assessment in Moshi from 17th to 18th February 2020. The MUWSA service area has been extended and 13 Wards from Moshi District Council have been included. The previous service provider did not install water meters and monthly customer charges were based on flat rates. MUWSA wants to revise this situation and gradually install water meters to all flat rate customers. The IFF proposal therefore includes the installation of 2,900 water meters to customers within their newly extended service area.

SONGEA UWASA INTERIM VISIT

04. Nov 2019

The IFF Consultant conducted an interim visit from 28th – 30th October 2019. The aim of the visit was to assess the documentation of financial expenditure, to clarify some inconsistencies that occurred in the interim report and to assess the proposed shift of part of the project to a new area. The team visited the constructed network at Miembeni and held a meeting with local leaders of Namanyigu where the proposed network of about 4 km shall be laid and where approximately 200 customers shall be connected.
The interim project visit and the Consultants’ recommendations will assist the utility in streamlining the reporting and documentation of expenditure. This, in turn, will benefit the final project verification that is required for the approval of the grant disbursement.


IRINGA UWASA-ASSESSMENT VISIT

21. Oct 2019

The IFF-OBA team carried out a project field assessment from 16th to 17th October 2019. The team visited the ongoing WARIDI project at Ugwachanya, Tosamanga and Mawelewele areas which is grant financed by USAID. The project includes the construction of transmission and raising mains, sumps, pump houses and storage tanks.

TABORA UWASA- ASSESSMENT VISIT

20. Oct 2019

The IFF-OBA team carried out a project field assessment from 9th to 11th of October 2019. The Tabora utility submitted the proposal for the sewerage network extension and purchase of two cesspit emptier trucks. The team visited the waste water disposal and stabilisation ponds, the existing sewage network connection points and the proposed areas for sewage network extension in Boma, Mabatini and Kiloleni. During the visit different septic tanks and soak away pits were seen. In addition, the team conducted interviews with private and public cesspit operators within the Municipality.

Receipt of IFF-OBA Grant for the Mang’ana Spring Source Water Supply Project in Moshi

26. Jun 2019


On 24.06.2019 The Moshi Urban Water and Sanitation Authority (MUWSA) confirmed the receipt of the IFF-OBA grant of TSH 865,685,290 for the implementation of the IFF  Mang’ana Spring Source Water Supply Project in Moshi.

RECEIPT OF IFF-OBA GRANT FOR THE TABORA URBAN WATER SUPPLY AND SANITATION AUTHORITY (TUWASA)

03. Jun 2019


On 13.05.2019, the Tabora Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Authority (TUWASA) confirmed the receipt of the IFF-OBA grant of TSH 282,385,166 for the implementation of the IFF supported Water Supply Network Extension Works. 

FOLLOW UP MEETINGS WITH COMMERCIAL BANKS IN TANZANIA

03. Jun 2019


In May 2019, the IFF-OBA team conducted follow up meetings with TIB, CRDB, NBC and NMB Banks. In this context, Equity Bank has been welcomed as new collaborator in the IFF Programme. All visited Banks (re)-confirmed their interest in future support towards water and sanitation projects that will be administered by Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Authorities.
The meetings mainly focused on appropriate securities for water utilities and the development of a water and sanitation specific loan facility product. Banks encouraged applicant utilities to re-negotiate their indicative term sheets and engage in a constructive dialogue.