TEMDO seeks 22bn/- for constructing modern workshop

DAR ES SALAAM: THE Tanzania Engineering and Manufacturing Design Organisation is in need of 22bn/- to facilitate construction of a modern workshop for manufacturing medical equipment.

In an exclusive interview with ‘Daily News,’ here midweek, the organisation’s Director General, Professor Frederick Kahima disclosed that TEMDO’s future was to be a specialised medical equipment manufacturer, by constructing the modern facility.

“The demand of medical equipment in the country is high, our aim is to bridge the gap of medical equipment scarcity in our local hospitals,” he said.

He said the construction of the workshop was TEMDO’s strategic plan that is aimed at supporting the government in reducing the cost of importing medical equipment.

“Our capacity is great in designing and producing hospital products that are based on our priority technology and high-quality innovations from our experts,” he said.

According to Professor Kahima, some of the products manufactured by the institution include drip stands, patient beds, patient storage cabinets, waste incinerators and mortuary cabinets.

TEMDO is among few government entities that for three years now their reforms have made them to operate by creating sustainable sources of revenues without depending of the government coffers.

Recently, President Samia Suluhu Hassan rooted for drastic reforms on government enterprises urging them to operate as public entities.

The reforms are bent on enabling the entities to fulfil the goals for which they were established by allowing Tanzanians to buy shares from the government agencies and institutions, a move that will keep them afloat, according to Dr Samia.

Delivering her remarks before opening a three-day Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and Heads of Institutions’ Forum in Arusha last month, the Head of State directed the Treasury Registrar (TR) to consider that option to have a thriving public sector.

TEMDO is a government institution based in Arusha which was established through Parliament Act No 23 of 1980 and became operational in July 1982.

It is vested with the major responsibilities of conducting applied engineering research and development and to provide technical support services to the manufacturing industry.

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