Saturday, September 18, 2010

ERB celebrates 8th Anniversary of engineering excellence in Tanzania

The Board is one of the most important and the oldest Boards in the history of the construction industry in Tanzania. It’s a statutory body founded in 1968 and later re-established under the Engineers’ Registration Act No. 115 of 1997. The Board has been given the responsibility of monitoring and regulating engineering activities and the conduct of the engineers and engineering consulting firms in Tanzania. Its main functions is to promote and maintain professional conduct and integrity of the engineering profession. Under the law, it is illegal for an engineer or an engineering firm to practice the profession if not registered with the Board. Other board’s function schedules includes among others sponsoring, arrange and provide the facilities for the conferences, seminars, workshops and consultations the board organizes on matters related to the field of engineering in the country. The Board has also been given legal powers and has the obligation to withdraw the right to practice from registered engineers if found guilt of professional misconduct or professional incompetence. Registration with the Board is thus a license to practice engineering in Tanzania.

The Deputy Chairman of the ERB Board, Engineer Margreth Munyagi who was introduced to many engineers who didn’t know of her background history. Engineer Margreth who is also the Director General of the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) is said to be the first woman to become an engineer in the country.

Two women engineers carrying a woodcarving ready to be presented to Norwegian Ambassador Mr Svein Baera as a token of appreciation to what his government has donated to ERB.

The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Infrastructure Engineer Omary Chambo presenting an antelope woodcarving to His Excellencies the Norwegian Ambassador accredited in the country Mr. during the occasion. On his left is the ERB registrar Engineer Steve Mlote.

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