The minister was speaking at the 17th graduation ceremony of the college where he directed the Permanent Secretary, Dr. Leonard Chamliho, the TPA board chairman Prof. Ignas Rubaratuka and TPA Director General Eng. Deusdedit Kakoko to ensure the graduates are employed at the port.
“The vacancies are already open. I also got direct employment when I finished my studies,” the minister said, noting that already over 200 job vacancies have been advertised at the port.
The graduates need to make consultation with the office of the TPA Director General and the Minister in the President’s Office (Public Service and Good Governance), Captain George Mkuchika for processing their employment.
He said the country was relying much on the contribution given by competent professional graduates in various disciplines including all those disciplines that are offered by Bandari College so as to drive the country towards industrialisation.
He assured the college of continual support to ensure it provides competent graduates who can compete in the local and regional market.
Also present at the function was the Deputy Permanent Secretary for the President’s Office (Public Service and Good Governance), Dr. Francis Michael whom the minister said will join effort to ensure the college provides good products that can contribute to improvement of the port.
On his part, TPA Director General, Eng. Kakoko assured the minister that all the graduants in this year’s college will be employed at the port.
“TPA will employ all the graduates by contracts in various projects implemented by the government for the time being,” he said.
The DG said he will soon hold talks with Bandari College within to get all the important details of the 196 graduates including their qualifications in the particular positions available at the port.
“After this graduation ceremony, TPA is going to communicate with Bandari College to get all the information on you. Also we will contact you later to report at TPA on 1st February, 2019 for contract processes,” the minister underlined.
After the contracts are finalized for employment, the graduates will be posted to various positions as per the minister’s order.
Bandari College Principal, Joseph Kakeneno said the college has been providing training for port and maritime professionals in the country for 37 years to help the country to improve the transportation sector.