December 28 2010
JICA Tanzania office is supporting the Prime Minister’s Office – Regional Administration and Local Government in the implementation of O&OD project (Strengthening Participatory Planning and Community Development Cycle for Good local Governance) for 4 years (Oct. 2009 to April 2013). This project covers 5 Local Government Authorities of Morogoro and Coast Regions, namely Ulanga, Morogoro, Kilombero, Bagamoyo and Kisarawe District Councils.
During the first year of implementation, some remarkable achievements have been observed such as formation of regional task forces in the two regions, development of training curriculum and training of ward facilitators (establishment of functional training system for ward facilitators). In addition, regional task force members were sent to Japan for Participatory Local Social Development training. Furthermore pictorial training materials for community facilitation have been developed.
In the 2nd year of implementation, 2010 JICA has procured 10 motorcycles (2 per LGA) for use by Ward Facilitators during their daily duties of supporting communities in the whole process of community development cycle. Transport has been a long time problem among government officials working at ward level, affecting their efficiency in service delivery. It is expected that this initiative will reduce the burden.
The transport assistance will serve for the linkage between communities and LGAs during implementation of the whole community development cycle and support other sector activities especially monitoring at this level.
10 motorcycles were delivered to the Prime Minister’s Office –Regional Administration and Local Government on 28th December, 2010.