Tanzania: Training to Improve Management of Construction Firms

IN a bid to improve operations of local contractors in the country, the Association of Citizen Contractors Tanzania (ACCT) has organised training on construction companies and projects management.

The association's move comes at a time when most local contractors are facing challenges of managing their projects, which in most cases result in delays and loses.

Poor management of companies, owned by local contractors, has been cited as one of the major reasons of their failure to compete with foreign contractors.

Speaking to journalists in Dar es Salaam, over the weekend, ACCT Executive Secretary, Ms Angela Joseph said the association decided to take measures to address this weakness by organizing the training.

She said the training will be conducted in Dar es Salaam from the 7th to the 12th of November, this year, and it will involve two important groups in the sector: chief executive officers (CEOs) of the construction companies and project managers, site engineers and technicians.

"The training has been approved by the Engineers Registration Board (ERB) and Architects and Quantity Surveyors Board (AQRB) and professionals, who will attend the training, will receive continuous professional development (CPD) points thus improving their professional qualifications," she said.

Explaining further, Joseph said that through the training on management of the companies at corporate level, CEOs will be able to learn the knowhow of managing their companies as businesses, aiming at making profit through use of modern ideas, management tools and skills while at the same time provide timely and high quality end products.

Ms Joseph also said that the training will be a platform for sharing experiences among local contractors, consultants, and clients regarding challenges facing local contractors, thus inhibiting their growth.

The participants will also share practical experiences with project managers whether engineers, architects, quantity surveyors or technicians on project management, with emphasis on managing site using modern tools and skills which will improve site organisation and management, according to Joseph.

She, therefore, urged contractors to use the opportunity afforded to them so that they can learn new ideas which may be able to completely transform the way they run their businesses and projects.

The training comes soon after the association had announced its intention to establish its own vocational training centre, aiming at improving the skills of artisans and other technical personnel at site level.

Source : allafrica.com

Posted on : 30 Nov,-0001

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