FIFTEEN Tanzanian government officers recently left for Korea to attend a 3-week Local Administrative Management Course regarded as Country-specific Fellowship Program team.
According to Korea International Development Agency Programme Officer, Tanzania Office, Ms Min-jee Kang, the programme has been designed to enable the participants share Korea's experiences in the field of management, and to strengthen partnerships with participating countries.
The participants include Mr Salum M. Chima, Rukwa Regional Administrative Secretary and Ms Evelyne P. Itanisa, RAS of Arusha Region.
The programme will be conducted in Korea from September 9- 29, 2012 at Local Government Officials Development Institute, Ministry of Public Administration and Security. This is one of KOICA's training programmes established under the 2012 Technical Cooperation Programme of the Government of the Republic of Korea.
The programme officer said that the objectives of this course are to improve the vision and strategy for the development of Tanzania by sharing Korea's experiences in local administration, administrative transparency, human resources development (HRD) and agricultural development.
"We also want to collaborate with Tanzania in the capacity building of senior government officials and to promote a better understanding and more friendly relations between Korea and Tanzania," she said.The Rukwa Regional Administrative Secretary, Mr Salum Chima said; "Korea was just a developing country like Tanzania at the time the country attained independence 1n 1961.
"We were almost the same in terms of development, but today they are ahead of us. We need to learn what methods they used to achieve this. This is why we are taking this opportunity to go learn from them so that we can bring good models from Korea to effect changes."
KOICA has created a good relationship with Tanzania since 1992 by sponsoring different officials to go to Korea for different courses for the aim of helping the country achieve development.