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Japan: Japan has signed agreement to support Chipuputa dispensary in Nanyumbu

2014/03/19

JAPAN has signed a 133,436 US dollar (about 200m/-) agreement to support construction of Chipuputa dispensary in Nanyumbu district and equipment supply to Nanjota dispensary in Masasi district, both in Mtwara region.

Japanese Ambassador to Tanzania, Mr Masaki Okada, said in Dar es Salaam that the donation was part of the Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGHSP), adding that scheme supports community-participatory projects proposed by local government authorities and non-governmental organizations.

"The funds are given to the recipient organization next an examination and evaluation of each application by the Japanese government on a project basis," said the envoy at the arrangement signing ceremony.

He pointed out that 117,631 US dollars would be channelled to the construction of Chipuputa dispensary in Nanyumbu district while 15,805 US dollars would be for the purchase of medical equipment for Nanjota dispensary in Masasi district.

The construction project for Chipuputa dispensary would be carried out jointly by an NGO, Community Life Development Foundation (COLIF), and Nanyumbu District Council.

COLIF Secretary General, Mr Wallace Mayunga, said the grant would be used for the construction of an out-patient building, a maternity unit, toilets and bathrooms and an incinerator, saying one third of the all would be used for supervision and transport.

"The facility will be used by 12,711 people from seven villages in Mpuputa ward, namely Chipuputa, Namasogo, Namagulavi, Mpwahia, Mkohora and Nakalete," he said.

Mr Mayunga said the facility would reduce chronic cases of health care, poverty, poor governance and environment degradation. He called for closer cooperation between the two nations for the betterment of their people.

"It is from strengthened cooperation that the struggle to alleviate poverty in Tanzania will achieve its desired goals," said Mr Mayunga.

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