The Kigamboni Bridge may be on Google Maps, but the Community Development Committee has told Parliament that the government has yet to cough up its share of the costs.
In it’s annual report, the committee has noted that the government has yet to meet it’s financial obligations so work can be done to complete the project.
Construction on the bridge, a Public Private Partnership (PPP) project, is is coming to a halt and the completion date of June is in jeopardy.
The government agreed to pay 40 percent of the $143 million USD bridge, while the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) would pick up the rest of the tab.
“This has prompted NSSF to take steps to rescue the project,” says chairman of the committee Juma Mtanda.
“The government’s indifference threatens success of the project which is scheduled for completion in June this year.”
Members of Parliament were reminded owners of properties in the way of the bridge construction have yet to be compensated for their losses.
According to The Citizen, the government is believed to owe NSSF $444 million USD.