Buildings for Tourism institute now belongs to Bandari college
Bandari college is running short of buildings to accommodate its students and
other staff. In view of this, the government has now relieved them of the
burden and has ordered them to repossess the premises with immediate effect. THE
deputy Minister of Works, Transport and Communication, Engineer Atashasta
Nditiye, has given a one-month ultimatum to Bandari College to take back its
buildings that were given to the Tourism College. The deputy minister issued
the ultimatum yesterday in Dar es Salaam during the 16th graduation ceremony of
Bandari College. According to the deputy minister, some of the buildings that
belonged to Bandari College were given to the Tourism College when the
institution was facing shortage of buildings. “College of Tourism have their
campus here in the city, so they should move there because I gave them one
month to make sure all the buildings which belong to Bandari college must be
returned by next month, and I will come back personally to see if the
implementation was done,” he stressed. Eng Nditiye commended the college for
being the best in East Africa zone in providing good port education and
producing best professionals. He noted that the Bandari College was built to
prepare port officials; therefore, the graduating students must be given first
priority for field training at the Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA) and other
areas where there are ports in the country.“I don’t want to see these students who have graduated today lose the
chance of being selected in their field training by TPA and leave them to
search in other places, that will not be good for them,” he said. Bandari
College (Dar es Salaam) was established in 1980 to serve the needs of Tanzania
seaports. It continued to offer training in the field of Operational Clerks,
Equipment Operators and went further to conduct courses such as Operations
Supervisory courses. The college also provided Vocational Education Training in
Engineering. Records show that the college used to offer short courses
especially the ones related to Port Productivity improvement and induction to
new employees. It is estimated that over 95 per cent of the workforce in the port
and maritime sub-sector were trained at the college.
I won the second prize in policy category of the African Information society Initiative ( AISI) awards 2004 which is annually organized by the United Nations- Economic Commission for Africa ( UNECA) based in Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia. On the first photo above standing with other awardees after the Ceremony at the National Settlers monument in Grahamstown, South Africa.This was during the 8th Highway Africa Conference.The second photo shows the cross section of Jounalists from different African countries who attended the ceremony.
I also won the AISI-GKP/SDC Media Award special reporting on WSIS process and Africa, and conferred with the award in Tunis, Tunisia during WSIS summit in 2005. See the photo above.
Winner on the Media Competition on writing about " Stigma denial and Discrimination" associated with HIV/AIDS. This was organized by theAssociation of Journalists Against Aids in Tanzania ( AJAAT). On the Photo above President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete of Tanzania, ( then the Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation) was the guest of honour during the award giving ceremony.This was at Maelezo auditorium in Dar-es-Salaam September 2005.
Winner on the Media Competition on writing about "Vulnerable Children" associated with HIV/AIDS This was organized by the Association of Journalists Against Aids in Tanzania ( AJAAT)
Winner of the National ICT Media Award organized By SWOPNET in the Country. On the photo above Morogoro Regional Commissioner, Brigadier General ( Rt) Saidi Kalembo was the guest of honour during the award giving ceremony which was held at New Sarvoy Hotel in morogoro town.I was awarded a Mobile phone and a tape-recorder.
I participated in the Media Competition in writing about VCT (Voluntary Counseling and Testing) in Tanzania which was held between July 15th and October 30th 2008 whereby I emerged among the top five winners. The competition was under the program known as “Tanzania bila Ukwimwi inawezekana” which literally means, Tanzania without AIDS disease transmission is possible”. This is a program which was organizedby the Association of Journalists Against AIDS in Tanzania (AJAAT) under TACAIDS funding. In the photo, I am being presented with a certificate of participation by the Chairman of the Tanzania Commission for AIDS (TACAIDS) Dr. Fatma Mrisho in a colorful ceremony which was held on 22nd December 2008 at Tanzania Information Centre in Dar es Salaam.
I was among the top 17 best selected students who excelled in their final examinations of the 2010/2011 academic year and awarded with the Vice-Chancellor’s prize. I scored 4.5 GPA (First Class) in BA in Journalism. Above I am being given a certificate by the Chairman of the Open University of Tanzania Board of Senate. Standing at the centre facing camera is the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Tolly Mbwette. Extreme left partly hidden is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) Professor Elifas Bisanda. This occasion took place during the convocation meeting, a day before the graduation day at the prospective permanent headquarter of the Open University of Tanzania which is currently under construction at Bungo-Kibaha in Coast region 40 kilometers away west of Dar es Salaam city.