Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)

15 December 2012

Tanzania: Chikawe Calls for Prompt Conflict Resolution At the Workplace

SELFISHNESS and favouritism are vices that hinder work efficiency in any organisation.

The Minister for Constitutional and Legal Affairs, Mr Mathias Chikawe, made these remarks at the opening of the Ministry's Workers' Council annual meeting under the theme "Accountability and responsibility of members of the Workers' Council at the workplace."

The Minister added that such attitudes bring about complaints and reduce workers commitment and morale in workplace," he said.

Participants at the meeting elected new leaders in Dar es Salaam and the Chairperson of the Council, Mr Fanuel Mbonde, continues as the Chair. Mr Justin Moshi is the new secretary and Rose Lugendo is the new Assistant Secretary.

He further noted that the exploitation of power is one of the 'diseases' that contributes towards the country's destruction. Mr Chikawe said that discipline and prompt resolution of conflicts at the workplace are vital for any organization to develop. Other issues discussed at the meeting included the lack of manpower at the ministry.

Mrs Christina Sonyi, Director of Policy and Planning at the Ministry, in her presentation noted that there are some departments which sufficient manpower and that it is an obstacle in the implementation of and plans at the Ministry.

"There is scarcity of human resource in some departments which is a challenge and it hinders the implementation of our policies and strategies," she said. Responding to the matter, a special delegate of the Council, Mr Moses Chitama, said the Council is fighting to make sure that more people are employed to solve the problem.

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