Govt issues employment permits to 260 engineers

14Oct 2021
Polycarp Machira
The Guardian
Govt issues employment permits to 260 engineers

The government has issued employment permits for 260 engineers and increased the number of promotions of public servants from 90,000 to 180,000.

​​​​​​​Minister of State in the President’s office, Public Service Management and Good Governance, Omar Mchengerw.

Minister of State in the President’s office, Public Service Management and Good Governance, Omar Mchengerwa said the engineer’s employment opportunities are meant to address the cadre shortage at regional administration and local government authorities countrywide.

He noted that the cadres will be instrumental now that President Samia Suluhu Hassan has launched the Social economic response plan which the International Monetary Fund (IMF) released 1.3tr/- soft loan to Tanzania to uplift the living standard of those pulled down below the poverty line by the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the minister, the relief fund will strengthen and improve the delivery and access to social services including education and health during the pandemic dictations.

“The engineer’s employment is ideal as funds will help in the construction of classrooms, Vocational Education and Training Authority (VETA) colleges, and lecture rooms in 17 teachers’ colleges” he said, adding that the moves are meant to address congestion of students, as a significant measure in the fight against Covid-19.

Also on the list is the construction of health facilities, purchase of medical equipment, desks and implementation of various water projects that will altogether help in taming the spread of the pandemic.

“This will be a unique opportunity for contractors, suppliers and other stakeholders to do real business in the opportunities, which will rise during the implementation of the programme.” he added.

The minister used the platform to remind the human resources officers to be guided by the code of conduct in the promotion exercise and only those who qualify must earn the new status as he will not tolerate any misconduct as employers have been insisted to ensure they set aside budget in the coming financial year.

 Mchengerwa said employers should ensure they file and put in system salary arrears so that they are included in the budget allocation system as human resources officers must make site office to listen and address workers’ challenges.

He underscored the need for planning and procurement officer in all strategic projects ensure they monitor and control the fund and timely implementation of the projects as they will ve credited on competence.

He directed the prevention and combating of corruption bureau to take stern action to public servants and executive directors who will be part of the sabotage or delays of the strategic projects.

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