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It may be located hundreds of kilometres away from the former capital city Dar es Salaam, with its skyscrapers and high influx of people, Dodoma is Tanzania’s new primary geographical status. After more than 45 years of attempting to move, the relocation is real this time.

Dodoma is the capital city of Tanzania, with over 2.4 million people and with a landmass of about 41,000 square Kilometers, according to Tanzania’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).

Since 1973 Dodoma was declared to be Tanzania’s capital city by the first President Julius Nyerere.

However—the move from Dar es Salaam to Dodoma took several twists, until the current President John Magufuli, unequivocally vowed to fulfil the declaration in 2016 (when government ministries started to move) and officially moved to Dodoma in October 2019.

After President Magufuli ordered various bodies of the government to initiate their move to Dodoma in July 2016, indispensable relocation…

A WaterKiosk® in one of the areas without reliable water. The desalination systems will deliver a total of one million litres of clean drinking water per day. www.theexchange.africa

Communities without a reliable clean water supply are set to benefit from a project that will utilise solar technology to desalinate water.

This follows the launch, by four companies, of East Africa’s biggest decentralized water desalination project which is estimated to cost Ksh 435 million (4 million Euros) has been led.

The four companies German energy Solutions Company Boreal Light GmbH (G) and Atmosfaire gGmbH (G) have partnered with local companies WaterKiosk® Ltd (K) and Bilal Sustainable Development Programme to construct 40 solar water desalination systems in 10 counties in Kenya and three cities in Tanzania- Arusha, Tanga, and Dodoma.

This partnership is aimed at providing water for communities suffering from endemic water shortage in the target areas.

The desalination systems will deliver a total of one million litres of clean drinking water per day. They will be installed in Wajir, Mombasa, Naivasha, Garissa, Turkana, Machakos, Makueni, Kajiado, Marsabit, Narok, …