PERMANENT Secretary in the Ministry of Works and Transport, Engineer Aisha Amour has commended the Engineers Registration Board (ERB) for designing a workshop aimed at sharpening skills of the engineering professionals.
She also urged the electric automobile vehicles’ technicians to take their products to the market so that people could start using the service.
The PS made the remarks on Thursday in Mwanza Region in her opening remarks during the Annual Engineering Technicians’ Day which brought together about 620 engineering technicians from all over the country.
Ms Amour said deliberate efforts were needed to ensure that local technicians are equipped with latest skills in the construction sector so that they can withstand global competitive market but most significantly running the country’s construction projects.
“ERB should keep on updating technicians’ skills so that they can meet the market requirements, it should also ensure all technicians are registered so as to know their number,” the PS said.
On electric automobile transformation, she called upon technicians and innovators to intensify collaboration with other key stakeholders including the ERB in order to take the product to the market as it is time for the electric powered car to be integrated.
Earlier, ERB Registrar Eng. Bernard Kavishe said the board will keep on organising different skills development programmes for local technicians.
Eng. Kavishe also urged all technicians across the country to stick to professionalism in a bid to observe value for money.
This year’s engineering technicians’ day was spiced by automobile car exhibition including the “Kaypee Motor”, an electric car founded by the country popular cartoonist, Mr Masudi Kipanya and the Electrical Vehicle (EV) manufactured by the Technology Development and Transfer Centre (TDTC) at the University of Dar es Saalam (UDSM).