90 pc of TEMESA’s contractors are locals

TANZANIA Electrical, Mechanical and Electronics Services Agency (TEMESA) said 90 per cent of contractors that it has contracted to run its projects are Tanzanian.

The agency further assured of quality services in line with the country’s development plans.

TEMESA Chief Executive Officer Lazaro Kilahala said plans were at an advanced stage to ensure they order spare parts directly from manufacturers to cut maintenance and repair costs for their customers.

Mr Kihalala made the announcement when briefing journalists on the implementation of the agency’s 2022/23 budget which has met the target by 90 per cent.

He attributed the success in the budget implementation to the use of local contractors and domestic raw materials in their projects especially in the technical and maintenance services, construction and electrical sectors.

Elaborating on measures to cut the costs of maintenance services especially on vehicles, he said, TEMESA is now purchasing lubricants from the manufacturers as a measure to reduce costs and they further look forward to purchasing spare parts directly from producers from the coming financial year.

He explained that purchasing the lubricants in bulk has reduced the prices from 10,500/- per litre to 6,555/-, and that has reduced the fee on car maintenance for their customers.

On the use of an electronic payment system for ferries at Magogoni in Dar es Salaam, Mr Kihalala said the move has boosted revenue collection to between 16m/- and 17m/- per day when the ferries operate without any technical hitches.

TEMESA is currently running electrical installation and electronic payment in Simiyu Regional Referral hospital, Mawenzi Hospital and Kahama and Bariadi council offices among others.

Mr Kihalala said there are a number of challenges including outdated prices for ferries in Kigamboni as they do bear the market operating cost thus TEMESA digging deeper to offer the services.

TEMESA plans to review the fees to meet the market demand, with the ultimate goal being to offer the best services but to cover the running cost, as the current prices have been in place for more than 10-years.

The agency, he said, owes the customers 44bn/-, mostly government institutions after their vehicles, motorcycles and machines had been repaired.

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