The authorities in Momba District in Songwe Region have started implementing two big water projects in Tunduma Town at Sh22.890 billion from 2017 to 2019 to end a water shortage.

Regardless of being famous for various businesses, Tunduma Town faces a water shortage, a situation that makes residents travel long distances in search of the precious liquid from rivers and streams, as a 20-litre container of water is sold at Sh300.

Speaking about the shortage facing Tunduma residents, Momba district commissioner Jumaa Irando said the first project costing about Sh890 million had started being constructed and would serve the following wards – Sogea, Makambini, Mwakakati and Muungano – with 23,839 villagers.