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 business 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 Makambako Town Council (MTC) in Njombe region. The head office of MTC is in Makambako town. 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 Makambako town council. 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 Friday at 7:30AM to 3:30PM
Makambako Town Council (MTC) started on 01.07.2012. Before, it was Makambako Town Authority [MTA] since 19.10.2004. MTA was operating under Township Executive Officer [TEO]. During MTA only few departments existed, these were Administration, Finance, Trade, Lands, Agriculture and Livestock, Health and Natural Resource. During this era all matters pertaining MTA were supposed to be indorsed by Njombe District Council [NDC]. Collection of own source revenue was done by MTA then all money were sent to NDC. Budget for MTA were prepared under NDC. (MTC Profile 2013)
MTC is one of the six Councils in New Njombe Region in Njombe District. It is located along Tanzania – Zambia highway at the junction to Njombe town and Ruvuma Region. The MTC is situated between 808’ and 908’ latitudes and 3305’-3508’ longitudes south of the Equator. In South it borders Njombe District Council where it extends up to South West, in west it borders Wanging’ombe District while in the north it borders Mufindi District. The Town Council occupies a total area of 86,250Ha. The Town Council is divided into 1 Division, 8 Wards, 9 mitaa and 21 villages. It has eight councilors and three Special Seats/Nominated councilors (Women), one Constituency represented by One Member of Parliament. Full Council is the highest decision making organ in the council. According to 2012 national Population and Housing Census, MTC has a population of 93,827 people, where 44,031 are male and 49,796 are female. Average population size of MTC is 4.2. (MTC Profile 2013)
1.2 VISION OF THE COUNCIL
The council aspires to provide better living standard that the community to have good sustainable live hood by the year 2020.
1.3 MISSIONS OF THE COUNCIL
Makambako town council aspires to provide to its community high quality and sustainable services through democratic participation .Since the MTC is endowed with a number of investment opportunities it aim to use the available resources and opportunities to improve the quality of life and income of the people . The major setback is the capital to invest in large scale by the year 20202.
1.4 ORGANISATION STRUCTURE
On the administration side the Town Council is headed by the Town Council Director who is assisted by head of departments and head of units. The day to day operation of the Council are under the supervision of the Town Director These departments are Information and Technology, Internal Audit, Legal unit, Procurement and Supply, Election unit, Bees Keeping, Administration General, Statistics Planning and Monitoring, Health, Finance and Trade, Primary Education, Secondary Education, Water, Agriculture Irrigation and Corporation, Livestock and Fisheries, Land development and natural resources, Community Development and social welfare, Building, Hygiene and environmental conservation. At the ward and Village level the Director is assisted by Ward Executive Officers and Village/Mitaa Executive Officers respectively.
1.5 ORGANIZATION CHART
Source: Makambako Town Council Profile
1.6 ROLES OF THE ORGANIZATION
The roles of Makambako town council are allocation of fund within the council, insuring proper management of fund of the council, to make sure that the council is operating under the regulation required, promoting timely preparation of annual budget of the council, to ensure proper planning monitoring and evaluation and to increase investment opportunities.
1.7 COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT AND BENEFIT
The Makambako Town Council collaborates with community and stake holders in the process of project, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and investment. Due to that the community gets improved quality health services and health related services, the council contributes towards food and cash crops to increase income and food storage. The council is expecting to have many projects which attract visitors and investors like international multipurpose market, dry port, food processing factories, construction of bore holes (water) and wind energy station. In this matter the community will benefit with employment opportunities, cheap source of energy, availability of electric energy, accessibility of social services and increase crop price to farmers.