Zanzibar’s Minister of Finance and Planning, Dr. Saada Mkuya Salum, has highlighted the significance of the arrival of the Tanzania Institute of Accountancy (TIA) in Zanzibar, stating that it will contribute to improving the education standards.
These remarks were made during the inauguration of TIA’s seventh campus in the Thabit Kombo building in Unguja Town on December 12, 2023.
“The opening of this campus has come at the right time, especially considering many professionals who wish to advance their education but face obstacles attending classes outside Zanzibar. I commend TIA for this decision as our government will achieve its goals of increasing professionals in crucial sectors of the country,” stated Dr. Mkuya.
Furthermore, the Revolutionary Government of Zanzibar expressed its commitment to collaborate with TIA to achieve the institute’s objectives. Dr. Mkuya requested TIA to consider opening another campus on the island of Pemba to allow more residents to benefit from the education provided by TIA.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Tanzania Institute of Accountancy, Professor William A Pallangyo, expressed gratitude to the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania for allocating three billion Tanzanian Shillings through the Ministry of Finance for the construction of TIA’s buildings in Makunduchi, Zanzibar.
Discussing TIA’s plan, the Intellectual Property Manager, Engineer Masuhuko Nkuba, mentioned, “We plan to construct permanent buildings in Nganani Village, Makunduchi, where, initially, we will begin with a facility capable of accommodating one thousand students,” said Engineer Nkuba.
Currently, the Tanzania Institute of Accountancy provides training in the Sheikh Thabit Kombo building.