Report of Kwihala Water Project under the Carina Water Wells program
THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF TANZANIA, DIOCESE OF TABORA, DEVELOPMENT SERVICES DEPARTMENT PROGRESS REPORT ENDING 22/05/2009
The implementation of the Kwihala Water Project under the Carina Water Wells program started on 20/04/2009, thanks to the Rotary Club of Maui for supporting it.
The planned activities are set to accomplish the following objective(s)
2.1. Development of one (1) water point for Kwihala Community with a view to ensure access to clean and safe water all year round.
2.2. Construct Rain Water harvesting system at Kwihala Primary School to cater for School Community
3.0. EXPECTED OUTPUTS
The overall project activities are geared towards ensuring that these outputs are realized.
3.1. Functional Rain Water harvesting system at Kwihala Primary School.
4.0. ACCOMPLISHED ACTIVITIES DURING THE PERIOD
4.1. Planning meeting at organisation level prior embarking on the implementation at community level.’
At this stage the workable plans (work plans), were developed. The people involved were: Development coordinator, community extension worker, Project Officer, Accountant and the General Secretary.
4.2. Introduction Meeting at the community
Introduction of the project was done at the community on 20/04/2009, which brought about the Ward Councilor, village and Sub-village Chairmen, Community representatives, (male & female), school Head Teacher together with 3 representatives from Development Office.
4.3. Mobilization of materials
The materials for construction of the Water harvesting system were mobilized and sent to the site.
These include; Cement, aggregate, sand, weld mesh, etc.
4.4. Consultation with technicians
The technical personnel were consulted to work out on technical issues. All technical concerns were resolved and work scheduled to start.
4.5. The construction of the Rain Water tank
After realizing that all the necessary preparations were made, the construction started on 15/05/2009, which involved,
– Excavation of trench
– Weldmesh and chicken wire preparations.
– Actual construction of the tank using aggregates
4.6. Monitoring and supervision
The monitoring and supervision is on going to ensure compliance to the set standards in every activity.
5.0. PLANNED ACTIVITIES 25-31/05/2009
The following activities are planned to be accomplished during the week 25-31/05/2009.
5.1. Finishing of the Water tank construction
5.2. Fixing of the guttering and plumber work
5.3. Monitoring and supervision, this involving meeting with water committee to review the work done and plan for next week’s activities.
5.4. Conduct community meeting to resolve on the site for the well development before the Hydrogeological Survey is done
6.0. LESSONS LEARNT
The very lesson that was learnt is that communities with their leadership are very cooperative and supportive to the project implementation.
The challenges experienced are that of the commodities price fluctuation. This is due to the global financial crisis which Tanzania is not exclusive.
The implementation is moving positively, and hoping to be accomplished in time. It is expected that by next week the rain water harvesting system will be completed.
The well development process will start immediately after the survey is done.
Report prepared by
Christopher M. M. Nyamwanji