Premier Kassim Majaliwa inspected the progress of Tanzania’s new statehouse under construction in Chamwino, Dodoma City, today, January 16, 2022, and said he was satisfied with the pace of construction and the quality of the buildings, and asked the contractor to ensure the project is completed by May of this year.
Majaliwa pushed the contractors to finish the project on schedule and commended everyone participating in the development. “We want to allow the President to operate in his unique place in a pleasant and efficient atmosphere,” stated Prime Minister Majaliwa.
“I am delighted to inform you that this construction has reached 91 per cent completion, and the remaining tasks are minor, such as the installation of doors, airways, and electrical systems, and everything is going well.” The Prime Minister said that President Samia Suluhu Hassan wished for the building to be finished on schedule as well.
The Prime Minister congratulated the Tanzania People’s Defense Forces for finishing the building successfully. “The architecture here is reminiscent of the State House in Dar es Salaam. Our contractors did an excellent job. This demonstrates that our nation has adequate skills to construct any form of structure”, he said.
Engineer Daudi Kondoro, Chief Executive of the Tanzania Building Agency, has guaranteed the Prime Minister that the project would be finished and handed over in May as planned since it is currently in the last stages of construction.
Tanzania started the construction of a new statehouse in 2017 in Dodoma, the capital, after the late Magufuli’s decision to move the central government from Dar es Salaam.
The plan for the relocation of the central government from Dar es Salaam to the Dodoma region began more than 42 years ago. When he was appointed chairman of the ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi party in July 2016, the late President Magufuli ordered the government to move to Dodoma. Since the country’s independence in 1961, Dar es Salaam has served as the de facto capital, from which the central government and the judiciary continue to work, while Dodoma has served as the de jure capital, from which only the legislature has migrated.