TWO more districts will be added to Dar es Salaam, bringing the number of districts in the region to five. They are Ubungo and Kigamboni.
The other three districts at present are Ilala, Kinondoni and Temeke. The Dar es Salaam Regional Consultative Council (RCC) has already approved the formation of two new districts, saying it was aimed at improving social services.
Briefing reporters on the decision reached at Tuesday’s council meeting in the city, the Regional Commissioner (RC), Mr Saidi Meck Sadiki, said Kigamboni District would also be divided into two constituencies; namely Mbagala and Kigamboni.
“The recommendations will be handed over to the central government for final decision next month,” said the RC who also chaired the Tuesday’s council, aimed at discussing the plans and budget proposals for 2014/2015 fiscal year.
Mr Sadiki said the council was awaiting more recommendations from the Kinondoni Municipal Council on arrangements of the new administrative area of Ubungo, saying the municipality should submit its final proposals to the council before May 5.
He noted that the council had approved the increase of wards from 56 to 113, following proposals from Ilala, which has settled for 37 wards from 21 and Temeke, which has proposed 42 wards from 30.
“The council has directed the municipal councils to review the proposed new wards and localities before submitting them for the final council decision next month,” said Mr Sadiki.
The RC pointed out that the council had directed the regional secretariat and municipal councils’ attorneys to meet with the state attorney, to review the city structure to avoid contradictions in carrying out administrative activities.
Home to about 4.5 million people, the sprawling city is currently made up of three districts, which also make up the three municipal councils of Temeke, Kinondoni and Ilala.