Assessment Visit to Kigoma UWASA

24. Sep 2018


From 20.09.2018 – 21.09.2018, the IFF team conducted a project assessment visit at the Kigoma Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Authority. The utility has been implementing an EU and KFW financed project that has reached 90% completion according to the judgment of the Contractor. The investments include the installation of a total of nine high level pumps and transmission mains that supply different storage tanks in the entire supply area. The remaining works also cover the completion of the intake structure at Lake Tanganyika so as to increase the supply of raw water. Currently the utility pumps water at a volume of 10,500 m3 per day, which is by far not sufficient to cover the demand of the town.
The assessment visit was instrumental to identify priority areas that need to be further supported in the near future so the utility is able to increase their coverage once the additional supply of raw water is ensured.


IFF Workshop in Dodoma at “Chuo cha Mipango”

27. Jun 2018

From 20.06.2018 – 21.06.2018, the IFF – OBA Team organised a workshop in Dodoma. A total of 39 participants from different UWASAs, Tanzanian Banks, Ministry of Water and Irrigation, Treasury Registrar and EWURA joined this event. All participants got acquainted with the IFF Financial Analysis Tool that was developed to project utility cash flows in the context of the IFF Project Assessment. In addition to the theoretic structure of the tool, participants were exposed to a case study that provided the required data for the practical application of the tool.


The IFF- OBA team also convened an internal meeting with CRDB, NMB, TIB, EWURA, MoWI and Treasury Registrar representatives during this workshop. The Workshop report, including the outcome of the evaluation can be viewed here.

See some pictures of the Workshop below (click to enlarge):

 

PROJECT ASSESSMENT VISIT TO MBEYA UWASA

07. Jun 2018


The IFF-OBA Secretariat received two project proposals for the extension of the water supply network in Shewa and Itezi-Isyesye on 25.05.2018. A field assessment was carried out from 6th to 7th of June 2018. The team visited the proposed project areas in Shewa and Itezi-Isyesye, as well as the existing water supply infrastructures.
The assessment also included a meeting with Village Government leaders of Shewa to assess the resident’s willingness to pay for the proposed project services. The proposed project intends to extend the distribution network to uncovered service areas of Mbeya UWASA.
Way forward: Since the utility cannot manage to implement two water supply projects in parallel, they were advised to focus on the Shewa proposal that shall be implemented in the context of IFF - OBA at this time.

Integrating Pipe Suppliers’ views for the development of a concept for financing water infrastructure in the IFF-OBA Programme

06. Jun 2018

The IFF-OBA team spent the last month investigating how supplier credits for financing infrastructure in the water sector are practiced in Tanzania and subsequently evaluated the potential integration of these supplier credits into the IFF-OBA Programme.
The team met with five local pipe suppliers in Dar Es Salaam to obtain their views and experi-ences in providing pipes on long-term credit terms to water utilities. Commercial Banks were likewise interviewed taking into account their views regarding supplier credits. The IFF-OBA team also visited the Moshi Urban Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (MUWSA) to better understand procurement and tendering processes for goods such as pipes.
The IFF – OBA would like to thank all the suppliers, commercial banks and water utilities that took the time to share their experiences and ideas with the IFF-OBA team.
 

SHUWASA PROJECT ASSESSMENT VISIT

28. May 2018

From 29.05.2018 to 31.05.2018, the IFF team visited the Shinyanga Water Supply and Sanitation Authority. The main aim of the visit was to assess the existing water supply situation and the proposal that was submitted to IFF-OBA.
The team explored the 18,000m3 water storage tank which is fed by KASHWASA bulk water from Lake Victoria. Due to high pressure the water is distributed to four elevated break pressure tanks that have a capacity of 250m3 each.
The team also visited the earmarked project areas in Ndembezi, Butengwa, Masekelo and Kitangili to assess the tapping point and to conduct meetings with Mtaa leader. Those meetings were instrumental to assess the prevailing water situation in the areas and the future customer’s willingness to pay for the water connection.

 

INTERIM VISIT TO TUWASA AND MUWSA

24. May 2018

From 18th April 2018 – 20th April 2018 and from 14th May 2018 – 16th May 2018, the IFF Consultant conducted an interim visit to Tabora Urban Water and Sewerage Authority (TUWASA) and Moshi Urban Water and Sewerage Authority (MUWSA), respectively. The aim of the visits was to assess the documentation of financial expenditure and to clarify some inconsistencies that occurred in the interim report.

COOPERATION WITH BANKS IN TANZANIA

10. Apr 2018

The IFF-OBA team visited NMB, TIB, CRDB and NBC in March 2018 to discuss their role in financing Water Authorities, seek to understand their key requirements in lending and whether there is a possibility of negotiating loan terms offered in their term sheets. All four banks expressed their strong interest in cooperating with water authorities to finance projects. They commonly considered the IFF Programme and the potential OBA subsidy as beneficial to the successful implementation of projects.

IFF-OBA PROGRAMME BROCHURE

21. Feb 2018

On 15.02.2018, IFF-OBA programme brochure has been finalised and can be downloaded here

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

22. Dec 2017

On 22.12.2017,Iringa Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Authority (IRUWASA) confirmed the receipt of the IFF - OBA grant of TSH 275,000,000.

PROJECT ASSESSMENT VISIT TO MAFINGA- UWASA (MAUWASA)

25. Sep 2017

The IFF-OBA team carried out a project proposal field assessment in Mafinga from 19/09/2017 to 20/09/2017. The assessment included visits to the existing water supply infrastructures, specifically water intake structure at Ikangafu stream, existing and planned water storage tanks, chlorination unit and pumping station at Ikangafu.
The team also assessed the proposed project area for the distribution network extensions and held meetings with “Mtaa Leaders” from different Wards. The main reason for the meeting was to discuss the water supply problems and ascertain from the local representatives the extent of affected people, their current sources of water and their ability and willingness to pay for water once connected to the new network.
The utility will now revise their proposal according to the Consultant’s comments and re- submit it to the IFF-OBA Office. On the basis of the revised proposal the Consultant will prepare a comprehensive assessment report that includes a financial analysis of the proposed project.

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

07. Sep 2017

On 05.09.2017,Tanga UWASA confirmed the receipt of the IFF - OBA grant of TSH 1,230,376,415.