MWANZA; Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation,Stephen Byabato, in charge of East African affairs, has called on the executives and managers of the implementation of various programmes and projects in Mwanza City through the Lake Victoria Basin Commission (LVBC) to ensure it is implemented with speed and efficiency, to benefit the needy people.

Deputy Minister Byabato made this clear while continuing a working visit to audit the effectiveness of various programmes and projects being implemented in various areas of the Lake District through the LVBC.

"I urge you to all the actors and managers of these East African Community projects being implemented in the Lake Region through LVBC, to ensure that all of us in our unity work day and night to fulfill the commitment of the President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Mr. Samia Suluhu Hassan, to see the Tanzanian people directly benefit from the opportunities that come from the Community socio-economically, "He said the Baptist.

While in Mwanza, Deputy Minister Byabato visited the sewage and sanitation infrastructure project under the Joint Water Resources Management and Development Programme (LVB – IWRMP) in Pasiansi.

The project aims to contribute to the sustainable management of Lake Victoria's water resources, to increase its quality and availability for a variety of uses, including the supply of clean water to households in mountainous areas and the construction of sewage infrastructure and modern toilets.

Other areas hoping to benefit from the program in Mwanza include Kitangiri, Mabatini, Kirumba and Nyamanoro.

Other programs and projects he visited in Mwanza include; the construction of the Lake Victoria Search Coordination Centre (MRCC), the rehabilitation of the Community Research Ship (RV Community) in Lake Victoria at South Mwanza Port by Tanzanian company Mundao Engineering and the Machinjio area in Nyakato as part of the Lake Victoria Environmental Management Program.