SIDO WELCOMED A NEW DIRECTOR GENERAL.
Due to some reforms that are taking place in some Public Organizations, the President of the United Republic of Tanzania, Hon. Dr. John P. Magufuli has appointed Engineer Professor Silvester Mpanduji from Sokoine University of Agriculture (SUA) to be the new Director General of SIDO.
Engineer Professor SilvesterMpanduji will be a fifth Director General since the establishment of Small Industries Development Organisation (SIDO) in 1973. The first Director General was Basil Mramba (1973 -1980), followed by EpainetoToroka (1980 – 2002), then Mike Laiser ( 2002 – 2013) followed by Engineer Omari Bakari ( 2013 – July 2016).
At SUA, Mpanduji was the head of department of Engineering Sciences. He holds a BSc. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Dar es Salaam, MSc in Agricultural Engineering, and PhD. His area of speciality is Machinery Management, Mechanization and Renewable Energy. He is also a member of Texas Society of Association Executives (TSAE) and Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).
Eng. Prof Silvester Mpanduji was introduced to SIDO staff and management by the Secretary General of the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Alhedelm Meru who was accompanied by the Director of Small Industries in the Ministry Dr. Consolata Ishebabi. The new Director General on his first remarks insisted on working together as a team and establishing closer relationship with each other so as to attain the vision of the fifth Government of building an economy of industries.