The Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS) has urged importers of automotive spare parts to adhere to the country’s standards to prevent motorists from possible losses due to car damages during accidents.
Speaking during a training, programme the TBS Central Region Manager, Nickonia Mwambene, said the training focused on the key factors in the private sectors which contribute to the national income and encourage employment opportunities.
“We want to make sure car owners use quality spare parts and the business is done in a proper system,” he said.
The training attracted 25 spare parts importers and from three regions namely Mwanza, Arusha, and Dodoma.
During the training, TBS urged participants to recognise the motives of government, which is committed to developing the private sector so as to provide employment opportunities to various sectors and enabling required standards for vehicles modified in local garages.
He said this is due to the government’s desire to continue to build a strong, stable, and competitive economy, the government wants to ensure imported spare parts meet the quality standards.
The training aimed at preparing the participants to be more oriented and educated in considering the requirements of relevant standards as well as the services they provide to the community.
Opening the training on behalf of the Regional Commissioner of Dodoma, Rosemary Senyamule, the Agricultural Officer, Mr Bernard Abraham, said suppliers, importers, and distributors of auto spare parts, as well as car garage owners, are important stakeholders in the private sector helping in eradicating poverty.
“This workshop has come at a time when the government is fully committed to supporting businesses, providing jobs as well as facilitating competition locally, regional and international markets.
“The sixth phase government motive is to see each of us take the responsibilities, ensuring effectiveness so that our economy becomes stable reaching the level of becoming one of the world’s strong economy countries,” Mr Abraham said