By Prosper Makene
A Logistic and Transport firm, Super Star Forwarders Co. Ltd (SSF) has agreed to support National Institute of Transport (NIT)’s academic staff with industrial attachment in Uganda to improve their skills, knowledge and professionalism.
“The Super Star Forwarders Co. Ltd has agreed to our request to support our academic staff with industrial attachment. Some of our academic staff will attend the practical training on 9thto 12th October this year. While in Kampala, Uganda, our staff will learn on off-loading procedures of dangerous goods,” NIT’s Industrial Liaison Officer Sarah Mwakyusa said.
Sarah pointed out that the SSF will support the NIT’s academic staff on cross border/customs operations, handling of dangerous goods, fleet management, warehouse and inventory control, freight operations, cargo clearance and axle load control.
“Our staff will practically learn on safe arrival verification on dangerous goods (fuels), check-ups of quality and quantity of products (fuels) as well as signing of delivery notes/receipt acknowledgements,” she said.
Mwakyusa pointed out that the academic staff will commence their industrial attachment in Dar es Salaam on October 1stat SSF’s headquarters. “During their industrial attachment at SSF’s headquarters, our academic staff will get orientation on international agreement on transportation of dangerous goods by road-ADR. They will also visit the SSF fuel depot in Kurasini to learn how the fuel as one of the dangerous goods is handled,” she said.
“During their travelling from Dar es Salaam to Kampala via Vigwaza weighbridge, Isaka TRA Centre, Mutukura-Kyaka border post, our staff will learn route risk analysis to handle the dangerous goods, customs operations, and axles load control at border posts.”She noted.
However, Sarah said that a number of the academic staff from their Institute have also attended industrial attachments in various transport organizations to improve their skills, knowledge and professionalism.
“All of the academic staff that will attend the industrial attachment programme are expected to acquire novel skills and technologies which will be imparted students,” she said.
The Writer works with the communication department at NIT