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Korea to fund construction of new MUHAS campus

Discussion in 'Jukwaa la Elimu (Education Forum)' started by BabuK, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. BabuK

    BabuK JF-Expert Member

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    The South Korean government will support the construction of a new campus of Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) and its medical centre, set to begin in May, next year, in Mloganzila Kwembe area on the outskirts of Dar es Salaam.
    Muhas vice-chancellor Prof Kisali Pallangyo said on Wednesday that the Korean government had already extended to the government of Tanzania, through the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, a loan of USD 76 million for the purpose.
    The Don, who was briefing journalists on the progress of the plan to put up the new campus, said construction works would be done in two phases and was expected to take two years.
    Giving more details, he said the first phase would include construction of structures while the second one would be used to fix equipment.
    “Our partners, the Koreans, have already given us money for the project, and they are ready to continue supporting us until the completion of the project. The aim of this project is to solve the shortage of health workers in the country,” he said.
    Prof Pallangyo said the new campus would enroll 600 medicine students per year. Currently, it enrolls 200 students only. He added that implementation of the project would help the institution introduce additional health sciences courses in the areas of dentistry, pharmacy and nursing.
    He clarified that the construction of a new medical centre at Mloganzila won’t affect medical services currently provide at the Muhimbili National Hospital because it would run independently, including recruiting its own staff.
    The Don said the university administration had already set a plan to employ more that 500 new staff and purchase 600 beds for the proposed centre.
    He said once completed, the project would address the severe shortages of human resource for the health sector in the country. “We are expecting to construct a modern medical center that will enable students do their practical studies at the campus,” he said.
    For his part, Korean Ambassador to Tanzania Young- Hoon Kim said his government was committed to support three areas in developing countries, namely health, education and agricultural sector.
    Kim said supporting the construction of a new medical centre and the expansion programme of Muhas was part of Seoul’s commitments to Tanzania.
    “We are to happy continuing with our partnership with the government of Tanzania whereby my government will continue providing support in development matters,” he said.
    The envoy said apart from supporting Muhas, his country had already built a number of dispensaries in both mainland and Zanzibar. He said they had also constructed maternal wards at different hospitals.
    Muhas director of planning and development for the new Muhas campus project Dr Appolinary Kamuhabwa said a total of 1,889 Kwembe residents had already been paid compensation to pave the way for the project.
    He added that the remaining 618 residents would be paid once the compensation processes were completed by the Ministry of Lands and Human Settlement Development.
  2. RedDevil

    RedDevil JF-Expert Member

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    The Koreana are always serious helping us, but we Tanzanians especially our frontliners are always the big obstacles in meeting the country development plans.

    Health sector, Education sector, Agricultural sector, Energy sector are the necessary sectors that don't need politics. Haya yanatakiwa kufuatwa wala hayatakiwi kuwa kwenye sera /ilani za vyama. They need to be independently monitored tena by the non-politician institution kama UWT.

    Lazima tukubali kuwa, pamoja na misaada tunayopata, kwa malengo mazuri tena kila wakati kwa kubadilishana au kulipia vitu indirect, siasa nyingi bila kuwa serious with those sectors, tutaendelea kusaidiwa kila mwaka na wajanja wachache kutuhujumu. Hope this will success, kwani nilisikia siku nyingi hii project lakini utekelezaji wake, mmmmmmhhhh.
  3. Steve Dii

    Steve Dii JF-Expert Member

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    Naipongeza serikali yetu na ya watu wa Korea kwa kuwezesha mpango huu muhimu kuanza kutekelezwa kwa ajili ya maendeleo ya jamii na Taifa letu kwa ujumla. Hongera sana!!

    Steve Dii
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    Salanga JF-Expert Member

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    Tusipoangalia tutaanza kusomesha madaktari kwa ajili ya nchi zingine. Yaani maslahi yao yaongezwe. Nimewahi kutana na madaktari na manesi Wacuba wakihadithia kuwa wamewahi fanya kazi na madaktari wa kitanzania huko TRINIDAD, LESOTHO NA SEYHELLES ,hizi ni sample space ,imagine we are going no where if we dont.......................