Majaliwa gives go-ahead for IFM to use ministry of Finance’s buildings

02Dec 2019
James Kandoya
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Majaliwa gives go-ahead for IFM to use ministry of Finance’s buildings

PRIME Minister Kassim Majaliwa has given a go-ahead for the Institute of Finance Management (IFM) to use the buildings of the Ministry of Finance and Planning soon after the entire ministry staff moved to Dodoma—the country’s capital city.

The premier said this over the week end in Dar es Salaam when speaking at the 45th graduation ceremony when conferring degree, diplomas, higher diplomas and masters to 2795 graduates of IFM.

Majaliwa was responding to the request made by the IFM rector Prof Thadeus Sata who appealed to the government to offer ministry’s buildings, and be used to extend teaching and learning services.

“I have no doubt with your requests, the government is working on it and when all staffs have left, then it will be handled over to the institute management. I now direct the minister for finance and planning Dr Philip Mpango to ensure the exercise becomes successfully,” he said.

Majaliwa commended the success achieved by the institute so far saying the government will work together with the institute to ensure that there was conducive environment for the institute to do better.

He also urged the institute to continue mobilising fund including using Public-Private- Partnership (PPP) to build its new campus located at Ndejengwa in Dodoma.

In a similar development, the premier advised the new graduates to shun from corruption and habour selfish behaviour to build trust to the community, nation and world at large.

According to him, by shunning corruption they would lay a good foundation in their work performance to the public.

“I call on all of you to work hard to serve our people and the entire government for the benefit of majority. While performing your duties avoid corruption,” he advised.

Meanwhile, the Minister for Finance and Planning Dr Philip Mpango assured the premier that the matter was under his office and it will be implemented as per the directive.

“When all the staffs have shifted to country’s capital- Dodoma, the facilities will be given to the IFM to extend its learning activities anytime,” he assured.

The IFM Rector Prof Thadeus Sata said since its inception, the number of student’s enrollment had increased from 72 to 10829 students in the year 1972/1973 to 2018/19 academic year respectively while the course also increased from 2 to 33 courses in the same years.

Prof Sata said the institute had opened campus in Mwanza, Manyara and was also planning to open a new campus at Ndejengwa area in Dodoma.

He added that despite success achieved, the institute was facing a shortage of lecture rooms the situation that hinder students’ performance sometimes.

“I call on the government to see possible way of giving us its vacant buildings left by the ministry of finance and planning to allow the institute to extend its operations in its Dar es Salaam campus,” he said.