Tanzania: TAZARA Board Gets New Directors

Tazara train crossing a bridge.

MINISTERS responsible for Transport in Tanzania and Zambia, prof. Makame Mbarawa and Brian Mushimba have appointed new members of the Tanzania- Zambia Railway Authority (TAZARA) board of directors.

The Ministers have appointed Prof Razack Bakari Lokina, Ms Rukia Diwani Shamte and Mr Stanslous John Sichwale to replace three directors whose terms of office have expired. The appointments have been made in accordance to the TAZARA Act.

According to the statement released by TAZARA Head of Public Relations, Conrad Simuchile, the Zambian Minister has also renewed the membership for Mr Peter Kazhila, whose first term as a Director expired in December 2017.

Prof Lokina is a professor of Environmental and Resource Economics in the Department of Economics at the University of Dar es Salaam, where he is also the Deputy Director of Planning.

Apart from lecturing, Prof Lokina has been a Team Leader of various studies and projects and has been a member of several institutes during the period spanning over 20 years of professional experience in Tanzania.

Ms Shamte, on the other hand, has over 30 years of experience in a multidisciplinary approach to the development of logistics and corridors, with a deep understanding of infrastructure and logistics projects in the region.

Ms Shamte has a Master of Transport Studies and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics. From Zambia, the newly appointed Mr Sichalwe has over 30 years of professional experience in Logistics and Project management.

He is a holder of a Bachelor's Degree in Development Studies and comes to TAZARA with a wealth of experience gained from working in the private sector as well as from Non-Governmental Organisations and public institutions.

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