PM Majaliwa to launch leadership programme

08May 2017
Getrude Mbago
Dar es salaam
The Guardian
PM Majaliwa to launch leadership programme

PRIME Minister Kassim Majaliwa (MP) is today set to launch a leadership training programme for District Commissioners and District Executive Directors with the aim of improving the level of government service delivery in the respective districts.

PRIME Minister Kassim Majaliwa.

In a statement released yesterday by UONGOZI Institute, the plan is to train a total of 139 DCs and 185 DEDs in Tanzania Mainland as an integral part of the Institute’s mandate to strengthen the capacity of senior government leaders.

“Among other issues, it is expected the training will cover important topics such as good governance, ethics, integrity and anti-corruption; creating a coalition and collaboration among government leaders; and realising emotional intelligence and its effects on leadership,” said Prof Joseph Semboja, Chief Executive Officer of UONGOZI Institute.

UONGOZI Institute’s Head of Capacity Building Kadari Singo explained that the training will be offered in 4 phases across 4 zones in order to ensure that quality standards are maintained and costs are reduced, given the large number of participants spread across the country.

The launch, involving the Central zone, will include 35 DCs and 45 DEDs from Tabora, Dodoma, Singida, Kigoma, Katavi and Morogoro regions.

“The first training will take place from May 8 to 12, this year, at the Treasury Square Conference Centre in Dodoma, and the training dates for the other zones will be announced soon,” Singo said.

He added: “The programme will help leaders to understand the current forces shaping our world, help them make strategic choices and equip them with the proper knowledge to lead people and manage resources,” he added.

UONGOZI Institute, an independent government agency established by the Government of Tanzania, exists to support African leaders to attain sustainable development for their nations and for Africa. It seeks to inspire leaders and promote the recognition of the important role of leadership in sustainable development.

The Institute delivers training and organises forums and discussions with the aim of bringing leaders together to share their knowledge on issues of relevance to sustainable development.

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