Tanzanian Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa on Monday suspended three directors of state-run Tanzania Building Agency (TBA) over poor work, and warned the agency’s chief executive officer to re-assess his performance.
Majaliwa suspended the three directors shortly after he had inspected construction of headquarters for the National Electoral Commission (NEC) in the capital Dodoma where he expressed his disappointment over slow pace of implementation of the project, said a statement issued by his office.
The statement named the three suspended officials as the director of works department, Humphrey Killo, acting projects manager, Abdallah Awadh, and acting director for department of consultancy, Hamis Kileo.
Majaliwa ordered TBA chief executive officer Daud Kondoro to re-assess his work performance before any punitive measures were taken against him, said the statement.
The statement said the premier was disappointed when he learned that the construction of the NEC headquarters, which started in July 2017 and was scheduled to be completed in June 2018, was yet to be completed despite the government spending 13 billion Tanzanian shillings (about 5,637,562 U.S. dollars).
Majaliwa said district and regional commissioners across the country were complaining over the slow pace of implementation of projects overseen by TBA, an agency under the Ministry of Works responsible for provision of quality and environmentally friendly accommodation to the government and public servants through efficient and effective business as well as consultancy services and real estate management.
“The government will never tolerate such poor performance done by its agency,” Majaliwa said, directing relevant authorities to look for another contractor that could complete construction of the NEC headquarters within six months. Enditem