Tazara gets new deputy MD

Dr. Betram Kiswaga, new Deputy MD, Tazara

Dr. Betram Kiswaga, new Deputy MD, Tazara

Tanzania and Zambia Railway Authority (Tazara) Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Dr Betram Kiswaga as the new Deputy Managing Director effective July 19.

Dr Kiswaga a PhD holder in Mechanical Engineering and Acting Deputy Director of Planning, Finance and Administration at the National Institute of Transport (NIT) in Tanzania will be replacing Saidi Sauko who has been acting Deputy Managing Director since 2013.

His appointment follows a bilateral summit between Tanzania and Zambia Presidents Jakaya Kikwete and Edgar Lungu respectively which directed the board to recruit the executive for the authority, according to the statement made by the authority spokesperson, Conrad Simuchile Sunday.

Simuchile said Sunday, Dr Kiswaga will be joining Tazara at a time when the authority faces daunting operational and financial challenges.

Kiswaga is widely expected to take the lead in bringing the desired transformation in the operations of the authority.