Jafo commends the Local Government College for improving infrastructure
Jafo commends the Local Government College for improving infrastructure using local revenue. Minister of State Office of the President Regional Administration and Local Government Hon. Selemani Jafo has commended the leadership of the Local Government College (LGTI) for using local revenue to build lecture halls, classrooms and teachers’ houses.
He offered his congratulations today while speaking immediately after laying the foundation stone for the buildings and launching the launch of a program to award a degree in administration and management in Local Government Authorities, held at the Conference Hall, Hombolo in Dodoma.
Minister Jafo said the move was exemplary as it was the first college to take the initiative to build buildings using local revenue.
The construction of the first 500 lecture hall with a capacity of 500 students cost 246 million shillings, the second hall cost 226 million shillings, two classrooms each with a capacity of 250 students and 274 million shillings and a house worth 99 million, all of these buildings. built using Force Account
He has instructed all government colleges to emulate the system of the Local Government College who have used their local revenue to increase buildings in order to help students be in a better learning and teaching environment.
Minister Jafo commended the leadership of the college for implementing the mandate to start offering a bachelor’s degree and stressed the need for the college to look at how to start with a bachelor’s degree to make it easier for citizens who want to develop or study the profession.
With him, Dr. Mpamila Madale Principal of the Local Government College said the presence of an increase in students has contributed to increasing local revenue which has led to improved infrastructure to meet the needs of the increase.
He went on to explain that the college has a strategy to build an administration building, building a building in the city branch to alleviate the suffering of paying for the cave they are currently facing where they have been paying 75 million shillings a year
In addition, he said for next season, the college expects to admit 7,000 students and has already started offering a degree in administration and management in local government.
Madale said they are currently in the process of developing a curriculum for the introduction of degree courses in administration and human resources, a degree in library and community development.
Earlier, the Property Manager, Engineer Frank Massawe said in the first phase they have managed to build one building with two staff houses where the college plan is to build 10 buildings using local revenue.