‘Mandatory training courses for newly employed civil servants’

20Nov 2021
By Guardian Reporter
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
‘Mandatory training courses for newly employed civil servants’

​​​​​​​THE government has directed public institutions and agencies to ensure that new employees undergo training at the Tanzania Public Service College (TPSC) before they start working to improve quality, efficiency and effectiveness of the public service.

Minister of State in the President's Office (Public Service Management and Good Governance) Mohamed Mchengerwa.

Minister of State in the President's Office (Public Service Management and Good Governance) Mohamed Mchengerwa said it is of a high importance and mandatory for the new workers to be trained at TPSC to properly execute their duties.

He gave the directive in Dar es Salaam yesterday when launching the TPSC Advisory Board.

“The training would help civil servants to understand their code of ethics and conduct for the public service; they would be professional, honest and responsible,” said the minister.

Mchengerwa said decisions to make the training a mandatory is due to the fact that some civil servants do not properly understand their responsibilities, the thing that affects provision of quality services to citizens.

“Training them would enhance integrity, discipline and transparency,” he added, noting that lack of training to civil servants contributes in poor performance as some workers develop hatred among themselves.

He said there are some public offices where heads of departments do not have good communication with their subordinates, thus failing to assign them accordingly.

Earlier, Deputy Minister in the President's Office, Public Service Management and Good Governance, Deogratius Ndejembi said that TPSC is responsible for training civil servants and enhance their working capacities.

He said workers who have undergone training at the college become responsible and work professionally, hence the need to ensure all the new employees are trained.

Ndejembi said that regardless of the civil servant’s educational background or CV, they are all required to pass through the college to learn on how to handle members of the public.

Florens Turuka, TPSC Board Chairman, said the board is aware of its responsibilities and that it is providing proper guidance to the management to ensure provision of quality training.

TPSC is a technical institution established in 2000 under the ambit of the Executive Agencies Act No 30 of 1997. It offers Basic Technician Certificate, Diploma, and Bachelor Degree Programmes suitable for public and private sectors in its six campuses in Dar es Salaam, Tabora, Tanga, Singida, Mtwara and Mbeya.