The field report is an explanation of what the students performed during the field practical training at the respective Organization or Institution.
For my side practical training will be encouraged and improve knowledge learnt from the class to real practical and help to know the environment of work and communication between the Departments.
The report consists of three Chapters as explained bellow;
Chapter one of this report explain the Introduction, field work placement, Background of TAZARA, Primary function of TAZARA, Mission and Vision of TAZARA, administrative structure, Organization chart, Business of TAZARA and roles of TAZARA
Chapter two of this report indicate actual work done during field practical, tasks under taken, lesson learnt for each task undertaken
Chapter three of this report holds the conclusion which provide the objective of the report together with recommendation
Chapter four shows the ……………………whereby I get the various ideas to write a report
I admit that the preparation of this report were not easy to me, therefore I would like to thanks all who involved in one way or another in facilitating this report, please accept my gratitude wherever you are. I feel so proud for this work and am in debt to all such parties some of them were very close to me during my field and they need special reference.
My first special gratitude is extended to the Management of the National Institute of Transport(NIT) and lecturers who tirelessly take their time impacting right knowledge that make me capable to undertake my field practical training.
My second special gratitude is the Management of Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority especially:-
Lastly my special thanks should go to my relative especially my
For those who are not seen in this paper, I remember them and I appreciate for their advice, suggestion and also opinion.
LIST OF ACRONYMS
TABLE OF COTENTS
The aim of writing the field practical training report is to elaborate the skills gained in practical training in carrying out routine operation in the ICT sector, organization or institution, knowledge of materials and processes, to develop abilities in planning, organizing and communicating and to foster attitudes on self-awareness, cost and efficiency consciousness and social economic interactions.
My training was conducted at Tanzania Zambia Railway Authority(TAZARA) in Makambako Town Council (MTC) in Njombe region.. My field report shows all works which I was doing and gained experience during the whole period of my practical training including the Historical back ground of TAZARA. It shows management structure and all contents which are explained in the field report. The Field Practical Training (FPT) was undertaken within nine weeks every day from Monday to Saturday at 08:30AM to 3:30
1.1 HOW IT ALL BEGAN
The TAZARA Railway (also called the Uhuru Railway, Swahili for Freedom Railway, or the Tanzam Railway) was built between 1970 and 1975 by the Tanzania-Zambia Railway Authority (abbreviated to ‘TAZARA’) to give landlocked Zambia a link to the Tanzanian port of Dar es Salaam, as an alternative to export routes via rail lines to Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), South Africa, and Mozambique.
The railroad was a turnkey project financed and executed by the People’s Republic of China
1.2 PRIMARY FUNCTION OF TAZARA
Carry passengers and goods by rail
Operate road-rail services;
Provide for the consignment of goods to and from any place in Tanzania or Zambia or any other place;
1.2 VISION OF TAZARA
.To be the most preferred transport organization in the sub-region.
1.3 MISSIONS OF TAZARA
To satisfy customer needs through the provision of an efficient and quality transport service
1.4 ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE OF TAZARA
The Bilateral Agreement relating to the Tanzania-Zambia Railway, made between the two Governments on 29 September 1993, forms the basis and foundation of the existence of TAZARA. This Agreement is given effect by the TAZARA Act, which provides for the governance of the Authority, the nature of business transactions and other matters related to the provision of services by the railway.
The two Governments of the United Republic of Tanzanisa and the Republic of Zambia hold the shares of TAZARA on a joint and equal basis. TAZARA operates as a statutory body established by the National Legislatures of both Tanzania and Zambia, through the TAZARA Act of 1975, amended and replaced by the TAZARA Act of 7th July 1995.
The governance structure, as provided for by the TAZARA Act, comprises a Council of Ministers, Board of Directors and Management.
THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS
The Council of Ministers is the supreme policy organ of TAZARA, comprising six (6) Ministers, three from each country respectively, i.e. the Ministries in charge of Transport, Finance and Trade Commerce. The Ministers responsible for Transport are the Chairpersons of the Council in rotation between Tanzania and Zambia at the turn of each financial year, commencing on the 1 st July and ending on the 30th June the following year. The Council of Ministers is required to meet at least once every year.
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Board of Directors consists of six (6) Members, comprising the Permanent Secretaries responsible for Transport from each country, two members from each country with experience either in transport, commerce, industry or finance. The Directors of the Board are appointed by the Ministers of Transport from the respective countries. Except for the Permanent Secretaries who are permanent members, the Directors hold office for a period of three (3) years after which they may be eligible for re-appointment. The two Permanent Secretaries rotate the Chairmanship annually, at the beginning of each calendar year, i.e. 1 st January. The Board of Directors is required to meet at least four times a year.
THE EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE (EXCOM)
TAZARA’s Executive Committee (EXCOM) is responsible for leading the implementation of the Authority’s vision and for formulating strategies, subject to the approval of the Board of Directors. EXCOM drives and directs the day-to-day operations of all departments and ensures that the whole organization works in coherent unison.
The Managing Director is the Chief Executive Officer of the Authority and, subject to the control of the Board, is directly responsible for the administration of the affairs of the Authority. The Deputy Managing Director assists the Managing Director in the day-to-day administration of the Authority. The TAZARA Act stipulates that the Managing Director shall be appointed from Zambia while the Deputy Managing Director shall be appointed from Tanzania. The railway is divided into two regions for administrative convenience, i.e. the Tanzania Region and the Zambia Region, with the national boundary forming the separation between the two regions as well. However, this separation is only for administrative convenience as the railway is a unitary organization with uniform standards.
The Regional General Managers, who are also appointed by the Board of Directors, are responsible for the management of their respective Managers, under supervision of the Managing Director.
1.5 ORGANIZATION CHART
1.6 BUSINESS OF TAZARA
The main business of Tanzania-Zambia railway Authority (TAZARA) is carring passengers and goods by rail to and from any place in Tanzania or Zambia or any other place;
1.7 ROLES OF THE TAZARA
Determine, impose or levy rates, fares and other charges for any service performed by the Authority or for the use by any person of the facilities provided by the Authority or for the grant to any person of any license, permit or certificate.s
Manufacture parts and provide maintenance and repairs services at any foundry, workshop or other factory owned or operated by the Authority;
Provide in Tanzania and Zambia such other amenities and facilities for passengers and other persons making use of the services provided by the Authority as the Board may consider necessary or desirable
Provide storage facilities in Tanzania and Zambia for goods to be carried by the Authority;
WORK DONE AND LESSON
This chapter describes the work done and tasks undertaken in an organization during FPT. This work done was undertaken at Telecommunication department. The actual work done were writing part time workers schedule,
CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION
General speaking practical training is very important for higher learning students to enable them from learnt in classes and how do they use practically. The system used by college is better and preferable to make student cope with the environment of employment.I