Regional Officials Visit Kikuletwa Renewable Energy Training And Research Centre

Regional Officials Visit Kikuletwa Renewable Energy Training And Research Centre

By Makundi Senzota

Officials from Kilimanjaro region in Tanzania led by Regional Commissioner paid a courtesy visit to Kikuletwa Renewable Energy Training and Research Centre which is the campus of Arusha Technical College to inaugurate EASTRIP project activities.

Speaking to the College officials during the inauguration, Kilimanjaro Regional Commissioner Dr. Stephen Kagaigai congratulated ATC management on the good progress of the project activities and reminded them to complete construction activities on time.

Furthermore RC Kagaigai urged ATC management to maintain the campus as the centre for hydropower and renewable energy only and not otherwise. That is they should not include other non engineering courses.

“I take this opportunity to congratulate the management of ATC for a good progress that they have achieved so far, be reminded that construction activities should be completed on time as the Project implementation Chairperson has said” stated RC Kagaigai.

Kilimajaro Regional Commissioner hon. Stephen Kagaigai (2nd left) being briefed by PIU chairperson Dr. Erick Mgaya on how a mini hydro turbine made at ATC works when he visited Kikuletwa campus

He added that, “make sure the centre maintains its establishment purpose of becoming the centre of renewable energy in East and Central Africa, do not include other non-engineering programmes”.

On the other hand, the project implementation unit chairperson Dr. Erick Mgaya said that currently the infrastructure design work to accommodate 650 students has already started and it will include lecture rooms, workshops, staff offices and other social services such as dispensary and recreation facilities.

The Writer is a Public Relations Officer at Arusha Technical College

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