Ministry of Infrastructure and Communication (MOIC - Tanzania)
The Ministry of Construction, Communication and Transport (WUMU) was established in April, 2016 after the general election and replaced the former Ministry of Infrastructure and Communication.
The Ministry of Construction, Communication and Transportation began the colonial period at the time known as the Public Works Department when it was tasked with managing public services, including labor, roads, electricity, water and housing. In 1964, it was split into two ministries namely the Ministry of Construction, Roads and Energy and the Ministry of Water and Housing.
In the early 1970s the Ministry of Construction, Roads, and Energy became the Ministry of Construction, Roads and Communications when the telecommunications section was expanded and the energy sector led by other ministries. In the 1970s it was transformed into the Ministry of Communications and Transport with the responsibility of overseeing the development and regulation of transport and communication.
OBJECTIVES OF THE MINISTRY
- Satisfying customers in service delivery.
- To ensure safety in the transportation system.
- To ensure access to quality, sustainable and reliable transportation services.
- Improve institutional capacity in effective service delivery.
- Ensuring access to transport and communication infrastructure is safe, secure and effective.
- To provide knowledge of HIV infection to staff and stakeholders in the transport and communication industry.
- Promoting the use of information and communication technologies for all institutions.
- To address gender issues in the transport and communication industry.
The Ministry of Infrastructure and Communication is responsible for the development of policies, plans and regulations for transport and communication infrastructure and services.
The main responsibilities of the Ministry are.
- Prepare and manage policies, laws, regulations and standards for transport and ICT.
- Plan, develop and maintain transport and communication infrastructure.
- Develop research in the transport and ICT industry.
- Operating a central Government garage.
- Strengthening public-private partnerships in the provision of various services in transport and communication services.
In addition, the Ministry coordinates the provision of telecommunications, postal communications, weather education and air travel services through the relevant authorities under the Ministry of Communication Science and Technology and the ministry of the republic of Tanzania.See more