Tanzania: Government plans to produce machinery and auto parts locally

The government plans to support technical and vocational colleges to enable them to produce machinery and auto parts locally, Education, Science and Technology Minister Professor Adolf Mkenda said in Dar es Salaam this weekend. end.

Speaking during a visit to the Dar es Salaam Institute of Technology (DIT), Professor Mkenda said the government’s decision was aimed at reducing imports of spare parts and creating more local jobs and lead to technological growth in the country.

“Government will make more efforts to help DIT, other polytechnics and vocational colleges to step forward to initiate reverse engineering. This will lead to having technicians who will produce spare parts for machines and automobiles imported into the country,” he said. .

He said the official tour he has done to different institutions proved to him that if DIT and other colleges are supported they can produce technicians who will be job creators through entrepreneurship and manufacture parts parts that will be used to repair motorcycles, tri-circles, cars and other machines.

Professor Mkenda also said that his ministry is planning to organize conferences with Tanzanian scholars living in the diaspora to ensure that local colleges forge closer links with foreign universities with the aim of enabling knowledge transfers from the Diaspora.

“It has been learned that most Tanzanians who live and work abroad visit the country mainly in December. We are looking for ways to arrange regular meetings with them,” he added.

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