Manyara region has received 30 newly constructed health workers staff houses that were handed over to respective local government authority in a ceremony which took place at Ishponga dispensary in Hanang District on 22nd December 2017. These newly health workers staff houses have been constructed by the Benjamin W. Mkapa Foundation as an implementing partners under the Ministry of Health, Community development, Gender, Elderly and Children. The project which is led by the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania was financially supported by the Global Fund to Fight against AIDS, TB and Malaria- Round 9.
Dr. Ellen Mkondya-Senkoro, CEO of BMF reading a staff house plaque to guest of honor Mr. Anold Msuya acting Regional Administrative Secretary of Manyara Region during the handing over ceremony of 30 health workers staff houses held at Ishponga dispensary in Hanang District
This half day event was graced by Mr. Anold Msuya acting Regional Administrative Secretary who represented the Regional Commissioner of Manyara as the guest of honor. With him was also Hon. Mary Nagu, Member of Parliament for Hanang Constituent and other representatives from Manyara region. Speaking at the crowd that showed up to witness the event, Mr. Anold Msuya thanked Mkapa Foundation for successfully implementing the project on behalf of the Government of Tanzania and also thanked Global Fund to Fight against AIDs, TB and Malaria for the good work it has carried for many years, including the construction of health workers staff houses, which were handed over.
Mr. Anold Msuya acting Regional Administrative Secretary of Manyara Region giving his speech during the handing over ceremony of 30 health workers staff houses held at Ishponga dispensary in Hanang District. On his left is Hon. Mary Nagu, Member of Parliament for Hanang Constituent.
He further urged the respective local government authorities who received the houses to proper take good care of them including setting budget for regular maintenance. “If you do proper maintenance you will not be forced to do rehabilitation” said Mr. Msuya.
A front view of one among 30 health workers staff houses constructed by BMF in Manyara region.
Giving the brief of the project, the CEO of BMF, Dr. Ellen Mkondya-Senkoro said that, the 30 houses are among 480 health workers staff houses which have been constructed country wide under the 5 year project for strengthening health system in the country. The 22 houses have costed a sum of Tanzanian Shillings 1.59 billion with an estimate of Tshs 53 million per house. The houses have been built in 11 dispensaries and 2 health facilities located in District Councils of Simanjiro , Kiteto and Hanang.
She further continues that, these 30 newly staff houses are the last ones to be handed out the 480 houses that were constructed as part of the implementation of health systems strengthening project.
Hanang villagers joyful following up the ceremony held yesterday at Ishponga dispensary in Hanang District