By Mercy Machange, Communication and Information Office,
In a move to increase working efficiency, the University of Dar es Salaam has launched free of charge bus transport service to help its staff come and leave office slickly in the morning and evening respectively.
The bus service, which was launched by the Vice Chancellor of the University of Dar es Salaam Professor William Anangisye at the Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Mlimani campus, will be sustainable and be improved incessantly.
Prof. Anangisye said that the University’s income generation has continuously been sustainable and thus the university will continue making social services and improvement of staff efficiency top priorities, for maintaining the excellence of this “oldest and leading University in the country”.
“This service has commenced with two buses; but there will be an addition of more buses as per our staff needs in the near future. We urge our staff to maintain these buses diligently so that they will serve us in a required standard”, said Prof. Anangisye.
The Director of Human Resources Ms. Aisha Hayeshi said that the service begins with two routes namely Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Mlimani campus to Mawasiliano Bus stand, and Mwalimu Julius Nyerere Mlimani campus to Makumbusho Bus Stand.
“We insist that staff members should have their staff identity cards to be allowed in these buses; failure of that they will not be allowed in”, said Hayeshi.
Many members of staff have commended the University of Dar es Salaam management for this initiative which is timely and well planned in addressing related transport challenges to many.
“This is so commendable; as understanding and providing for the needs of employees is important for morale, productivity and success. UDSM has passionately shown that it understands what its workers go through in the morning and evening as they come and leave to and from work, respectively, as not every worker is blessed with a private means of transport”, said one Dr. Dominick Makanjila.
“This service is indeed a viable solution to many challenges of transport we usually face such as missing the daladalas and others especially during the rainy season”, said Joyce Mgimbe.