CHAPTER 176
TANZANIA ENGINEERING AND MANUFACTURING DESIGN ORGANISATION ACT

[PRINCIPAL LEGISLATION]

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   Section

Title

PART I
PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS

   1.   Short title.

   2.   Interpretation.

PART II
THE TANZANIA ENGINEERING AND MANUFACTURING DESIGN ORGANISATION

   3.   Establishment of the Organisation.

   4.   Functions of the Organisation.

   5.   Composition and proceedings of the Board.

   6.   Minister may give directions to the Board.

PART III
POWERS AND OPERATIONS OF THE ORGANISATION

   7.   Promotion of products and process of design.

   8.   Information on engineering design and manufacturing to be furnished to the Organisation.

   9.   Organisation may call for information.

   10.   Custody and disclosure of information furnished to the Organisation.

   11.   Provisions relating to inventions.

   12.   Co-ordination of projects to be carried out outside Tanzania.

   13.   Power of Minister to make regulations.

PART IV
ADMINISTRATIVE AND FINANCIAL PROVISIONS

   14.   Appointment of employees.

   15.   Remuneration of members of Board.

   16.   Superannuation benefits.

   17.   Power of Board to delegate.

   18.   Funds of the Organisation.

   19.   Minister may impose cess on products and services.

   20.   Power of Board to charge fees.

   21.   Investment.

   22.   Power to borrow.

   23.   Annual and supplementary budget.

   24.   Accounts and audit.

   25.   Annual report.

   26.   Laying of accounts before National Assembly.

PART V
GENERAL PROVISIONS

   27.   Protection from personal liability.

   28.   Notification of orders.

SCHEDULE

CHAPTER 176
THE TANZANIA ENGINEERING AND MANUFACTURING DESIGN ORGANISATION ACT

An Act to establish the Tanzania Engineering and Manufacturing Design Organisation and to provide for the functions and powers of the Organisation in relation to the promotion of engineering, designing, manufacturing and machinery adaptation.

[1st June, 1982]
[G.N. No. 72 of 1982]

Act No. 23 of 1980

PART I
PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS (ss 1-2)

1.   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Tanzania Engineering and Manufacturing Design Organisation Act.

2.   Interpretation

   In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires–

   "Board" means the Board of the Organisation established by section 5;

   "Director-General" means the Director-General of the Organisation appointed under section 14;

   "member" in relation to the Board means a member of the Board and includes the Chairman and the Vice-Chairman;

   "Minister" means the Minister responsible for Industries;

   "Organisation" means the Tanzania Engineering and Manufacturing Design Organisation established under section 3;

   "technical committee" means a committee established under section 7.

PART II
THE TANZANIA ENGINEERING AND MANUFACTURING DESIGN ORGANISATION (ss 3-6)

3.   Establishment of the Organisation

   (1) There is hereby established an Organisation to be known as the Tanzania Engineering and Manufacturing Design Organisation.

   (2) The Organisation shall be a body corporate and shall–

   (a)   have perpetual succession and an official seal;

   (b)   in its corporate name, be capable of suing and being sued;

   (c)   subject to this Act, be capable of holding, purchasing or acquiring in any other way, any movable or immovable property; and of disposing of any of its property.

4.   Functions of the Organisation

   (1) The functions of the Organisation shall be–

   (a)   to design and promote the designing of products and processes for Tanzanian industry in accordance with national industrial development policy;

   (b)   to adapt foreign designs of machinery and equipment to suit local conditions of manufacture, use and maintenance;

   (c)   to manufacture and develop prototypes and spares based on designs produced by the Organisation as well as those which may be brought to the Organisation;

   (d)   to design tools, dies, jigs and fixtures required by the industrial sector;

   (e)   to provide technical extension services including training aimed at increasing the skills of technical manpower at all levels and establishment in the country and enabling industry to produce the products or processes for mass marketing;

   (f)   either alone or in co-operation with other bodies, to assist the industrial sector in solving production bottlenecks for the purposes of increasing productivity, capacity utilisation and quality of products;

   (g)   to provide relevant information and advice to the industrial sector relating to production, purchase and supply, quality control, marketing and other related areas;

   (h)   to identify and conduct short courses in so far as it is within the competence and capacity of the Organisation, and to co-operate with other institutions in the conduct of such courses;

   (i)   to give on the job training to engineers in designing, production engineering, foundry technology, metrology and metallurgy;

   (j)   to conduct a systematic on the job training, in tools, dies, presswork, specialised welding, design, draughtsmanship, mechanical and structural machinery maintenance and, for industrial electricians and electronic technicians;

   (k)   to offer consultancy services on material testing, met design and other technical undertakings;

   (l)   to act as the national link with other international institutions engaged in activities related to the functions of the Organisation;

   (m)   to do such things incidental or conducive to the fulfilment of the objectives of the Organisation as the Board may decide.

   (2) In particular, but without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), the Organisation shall–

   (a)   undertake or assist the establishment, equipment and management of any centre or design office within Tanzania for the performance of any of its functions;

   (b)   promote the national capability for, and carry out engineering designing manufacturing and machinery adaptation;

   (c)   provide to the industrial sector practical technical services by equipping itself with the necessary skilled manpower and physical facilities in the form of workshops, laboratories, design offices, and ancillary services.

   (3) For the purposes of the better performance of its functions the Organisation shall establish and maintain a system of consultation and co-operation with any person or body of persons established by or under any written law and having functions related to those specified in subsection (1) or (2) or which relate to engineering design generally.

5.   Composition and proceedings of Board

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