By Prosper Makene and Felix Andrew
THE Deputy Minister for Home Affairs, Hamad Masauni has congratulated management of National Institute of Transport (NIT) in Tanzania for its efforts to train more local experts in various fields.
Speaking during a visit at the NIT premises in Mabibo area in Dar es Salaam, he said the government would continue supporting the institute upon availability of the funds.
Masauni also visited various areas and witnessed modern equipment such as flight simulator and vehicle inspection unit.
On his part, the NIT rector Prof Zacharia Mganilwa, said the vehicle inspection unit has a capacity of attending 600 motor vehicles per day.
He said the unit has increased employment opportunities to youth who have completed motor vehicle engineering course at the institute.
Two years ago NIT and the Tanzania Bureau of standards (TBS) signed an agreement for vehicle inspection locally for road worthiness.
He move, according to Rector, would restrain defective motor vehicles on the roads and reduce incidents of accidents caused by faulty automobiles.