Tanzania: Mwinyi Highlights Need to Empower Women Engineers

Zanzibar — ZANZIBAR President Dr Hussein Mwinyi has highlighted the importance of empowering women engineers and promoting inclusion in the field of engineering to drive sustainable development in Tanzania.

“We believe that these conventions have contributed greatly to our government’s efforts to develop scientific innovations and engineering works that contribute to the development of our nation,” Dr Mwinyi said during the 8th Tanzania Women Engineers Convention and Exhibitions (TAWECE) held in Zanzibar at the weekend.

He encouraged women engineers to continue to collaborate and contribute to the development of the country, especially to achieve the goal of having an upper middle class economy by 2025.

The theme of the convention is “The Power of Diversity and Inclusion in Engineering Workforce: Women Perspectives”

President Mwinyi acknowledged the important role played by the Ministry of Works and Transport in administering the construction policy and allocating funds for practical training of graduate engineers, especially women engineers.

He reiterated government’s commitment to support girls studying science in secondary education and vocational training colleges to increase the number of women engineers in the country.

Speaking during the event, AngloGold Ashanti – Geita Gold Mining Limited (GGML) Vice-President of Sustainability for Ghana and Tanzania Mr Simon Shayo promised to cooperate with the government in increasing the number of women’s participation in the development of the country by enabling them to master the field of engineering.