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.  

MWANZA Urban Water Supply and Sanitation Authority - ASSESSMENT VISIT

06. May 2019


The IFF-OBA team carried out a project field assessment from 29th to 30th April 2019. The team visited the Capripoint intake and treatment plant, pump house, Mabatini booster station, and the ongoing construction of the Nyamhongolo storage tank. The existing Kisesa Sump and pump house, the location for the construction of new sump and pump house and the tapping point from where water shall be abstracted to serve the customers in the project area were also assessed.
MWAUWASA intends to extend their services to new customers in Nyamhongolo. The team held a meeting with Village Government leaders of Nyamhongolo area who confirmed that there are currently 4,000 households in need of water.
Way forward: The utility was advised to revise their project proposal, particularly the IFF project proposal template, hydraulic calculations (demand, flow, pump size) and the Bill of Quantities. Further, MWAUWASA should determine how much water can be supplied to the project area. This, in turn, will determine how many customers can be connected as part of the proposed IFF Programme.

 

 

IFF-OBA Programme Brochure

30. Apr 2019

On 06.04.2019, IFF-OBA programme brochure has been finalised and can be downloaded here

 

 

 

Workshop in Dodoma – Documentation of Financial Expenditure and progress reporting for IFF Projects

01. Apr 2019


On 27.03.2019, the IFF-OBA Team organised a Workshop about the documentation of financial expenditure and progress reporting for IFF Projects. The workshop was conducted at Veta Hotel in Dodoma and a total of 29 participants from five different UWASAs and representatives from the Treasury Registrar and the Ministry of Water were amongst the audience. The main objective of the workshop was to brief those utilities, that will soon start with the implementation of their IFF projects, on the correct documentation of their financial expenditure and application of developed templates for progress reporting. The workshop contained a total of seven different sessions, including a group work regarding the review and presentation of the respective project BOQs.


The workshop evaluation asserted that 92 % of participants considered the content very relevant / relevant to their work.

TANGA UWASA ASSESSMENT VISIT

26. Feb 2019


The IFF-OBA team carried out a project proposal field assessment from 13th to 14th February 2019. The team visited the Mabayanidam, pump house, MOWE treatment plant, the location for the construction of 2 sand filters and a 1000m3 clear water tank.
The team held interviews with customers in Kakindu, Pongwe, Saruji ward and Kilimanjaro cement.During this year’s dry season Tanga UWASA has been rationing its water supply for the first time. The proposed project intends to increase water production through the rehabilitation of the water treatment plant and the construction of a new clear water tank.Water conveyance shall be improved through the construction of a bigger diameter raising main.
Way forward: The utility is in the process of revising the project proposal and BOQs. Thereafter, the Consultant will compile a comprehensive assessment report for the envisaged project.

 

 

MOROGOROUWASA ASSESSMENT VISIT

26. Feb 2019


The IFF-OBA team carried out a project proposal field assessment from 19th to 22nd February 2019. The team visited the location for the construction of the New Bigwa intake,the existing Bongola intake, the location for the construction of 90m3 storage tank, and the sites for the planned distribution mains. Further, the Mindu dam, Mafiga treatment plant, the clear water tank, the Tumbaku reservoir with a capacity of 5,000m3and the pump house were seen.
The team held a meeting with Village Government leaders of Bigwa area to assess the resident’s willingness and ability to pay for the proposed project services. The project intends to extend the distribution network to uncovered service areas of Morogoro UWASA. A total of 1,640 new customers shall be connected to the network.
Way forward: The utility was advised to revise their proposal and the Bill of Quantities. Thereafter, the Consultant will compile a comprehensive assessment report for the envisaged project.

 

 

MOSHI VERIFICATION VISIT

14. Feb 2019


The IFF OBA team carried out a project verification visit to the Moshi Urban Water and Sanitation Authority(MUWSA) from 06.02.2019 to 07.02.2019. The visit aimed at the verification of output targets which include (i) Construction of Mang'ana intake and gravity main(ii) Construction of transmission main and distribution lines (iii) Additional billing of 1,000 customers in new supply areas and (iv) a collection efficiency of at least 90% within the entire service area. Based on the findings of the visit and MUWSA final completion report, the Consultant will compile a comprehensive verification report that will be presented to the IFF Steering Committee for approval. The report will outline the eligible project expenditure that will determine the actual amount of the IFF Grant that shall be disbursed to MUWSA.


 

 

Assessment visit to Kahama Water Supply and Sanitation Authority

18. Dec 2018


From 6th to 7th of December 2018, the IFF-OBA team carried out a project proposal field assessment at the Kahama Water Supply and Sanitation Authority (KUWASA). The utility submitted a project proposal to the IFF Secretariat that included the procurement of two cesspit exhauster trucks. The IFF team visited the existing sludge disposal station, the ongoing construction of Busoka waste water stabilization ponds, different septic tanks and soak away pits for domestic and institutional customers. In addition, interviews with three private operators for sludge emptying services were held.
The team also held a meeting with Village Government leaders of Busoka, Nyamhanga, Mhungwa, Nyihongo, Majengo, Mhongolo, Kahama mjini and Nyasubi areas to assess the prevailing situation and the resident’s willingness to pay for the proposed services.