Biteko issued the directive on Tuesday in Dar es Salaam at the launching of STAMICO’s board of directors.
According to him, the board has all policy and legal mandate to ensure that it supervises the corporation and ensure its sustainability by being more innovative to change the orgnaisation’s image through efficient work.
“The government is tired of incurring losses through this corporation, a number of projects are not profitable but billions in debts…this should change and the board has a role to play here and the government has the trust of all the board members,” he said.
He added; “You (the board) has the power to hire and fire anyone, anywhere that whom you think will or not bring transformation in the corporation.”
The minister assured the board’s Chairperson that the government will work on all challenges facing the corporation including shortage of workers to enable it operates efficiently.
For his part, STAMICO board Chair Major General (rtd) Michael Isamuyo assured the minister that the board is going to work tirelessly to push for change of the corporation’s image and make it more productive.
“We are going to use all our intelligence, experience while applying innovative ideas to implement various duties for better results,”
“Business as usual’ is among the challenges. We shall be creative and innovative and adhere to ethical behaviour among the staff members,” he said.
He said the board will ensure that every agreement the corporation enters is profitable for it to be able to provide dividends to the government.
“My appeal o the government is for it to ensure that it works to address all challenges facing the corporation, shortage of staff is among them that needs immediate measures,” he added.
The event was also attended by the deputy minister for Energy Stanslus Nyongo, the ministry’s Permanent Secretary (PS) Prof Simon Msanjila and STAMICO’s senior officials among others.