Rukwa Region lies in the extreme south western part of Tanzania. The region has an area of 27,765 Km2 comprising 3 Administrative Districts with 4 Local Government Authorities (LGAs). The administrative districts include Sumbawanga, Nkasi and Kalambo. The Region has a population of 1,000,540 people according to the current NBS projection.Rukwa is considered as one of the remotest regions in Tanzania, far from the commercial and administrative centres of Dar es Salaam and Dodoma respectively. Large part of the road infrastructure in the region is below standard. This nature of the road infrastructure has significantly slowdown development of the region
However, in order to maintain and improve that growth target, the Region has planned to concentrate on the following 8 priority areas namely Infrastructure, Agriculture, Education, Staff development, Environmental conservation, Water, Health and Fight against HIV/Aids epidemic and SACCOS. To achieve targets in those areas, the Region will continue to perform various development programmes which are in consistent with:
National Development Vision 2025
National Strategy for Growth and Reduction of Poverty (NSGRP) and
Ruling party election manifesto 2015-2020
Apart from our own efforts, we also wish to invite/attract domestic and foreign as well as economic organizations investors for the purpose of exploiting the region’s opportunities on the basis of mutual benefits in various areas.
Mkoa wa Rukwa una mtandao wa barabara unaokadiriwa kuwa na kilomita 5,502.3. Mtandao wa barabara unaohudumiwa na Wizara ya Miundombinu kupitia Wakala wa Barabara (TANROADS) Mkoani Rukwa una jumla ya kilomita 2,150 ambapo Barabara Kuu ni kilomita 887 na barabara za Mkoa ni kilomita 1,263 mwaka 2011.
Katika kutekeleza Ilani ya Uchaguzi na MKUKUTA na kwa kuzingatia Jiografia, majukumu na malengo ya Mkoa yamejikita katika kutekeleza vipaumbele vifuatavyo: Kuboresha Miundombinu, Kilimo, Elimu, Maendeleo ya Watumishi, Mazingira, Maji, Huduma za Afya, Mapambano dhidi ya UKIMWI na kuhamasisha uanzishaji wa SACCOS..
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