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The East African : Nov 17th 2014
14 The EastAfrican NEWS NOVEMBER 15-21,2014 MODERNISING TRANSPORT INSTITUTE OF ANTHROPOLOGY, GENDER AND AFRICAN STUDIES MASTER OF ARTS IN GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT STUDIES Entry Requirements • Holders of Bachelors degree at upper second class honors and above from the University of Nairobi or other institutions recognized by Senate • Holders of Bachelors degree at lower second class honors from the University of Nairobi or other institutions recognized by Senate, with two years relevant post qualification experience • Holders of a Bachelors degree at lower second class honors or pass degree and a postgraduate diploma from the University of Nairobi or other institutions recognized by Senate • Holders of a pass degree from the University of Nairobi or other institutions recognized by Senate with at least five years relevant post qualification experience. DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN ANTHROPOLOGY The doctoral programme consists of full time or part-time study, research and writing of thesis. The Common Regulations for the Doctor of Philosophy in ALL faculties shall be applicable. Entry Requirements • A holder of a Master of Arts in Anthropology degree of the University of Nairobi. • A holder of a Master of Arts in Anthropology degree of a recognized university whose degree has been accepted by Senate to be equivalent. • Holders of a Masters degree in a discipline other than Anthropology shall be eligible for registration if they satisfy Senate that they possess sufficient foundation in Anthropology to be able to pursue studies and research in, and write a thesis on anthropology subject. Form and Duration of Registration A candidate registered for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy shall carry out a programme of original study and research over a minimum of two years on a full-time basis and four years on a part-time basis. APPLICATION PROCEDURE Application forms can be obtained from the Admissions Office Reception Room 116, located at the Main Campus of the University, Administration block first floor, for undergraduate programmes and Board of postgraduate studies Office ( for post graduates) at main campus Gandhi wing upon payment of a non-refundable application fee of Kshs 3,000. Application fees for PhD is Ksh. 4,000. (Note: Non-Kenyans pay 25% more on all charges). The application fee may be paid by Direct Deposit into the UNES/UON Account, Barclays Bank, Westlands Branch, A/C No. 03-073-1023948. CASH AND POSTAL ORDERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Application forms can also be downloaded from the University of Nairobi website: www.uonbi.ac.ke/ (“admissions”). With evidence of payment of the application fee furnished at the time of application forms submission. Completed forms should be returned to the Academic Registrar on or before NOVEMBER 30th 2014 For more information please contact, The Director, Institute of Anthropology, Gender and African Studies (IAGAS) Physical Address: P .o. Box 30197- 00100 Tel: 254 020 2055830/31/45 National Museums of Kenya, Museum Hill Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Or University of Nairobi , Main campus, Mahatma Gandhi wing, 3rd Floor Application Deadline: November 30th 2014 Commencement of Lectures: January 2015 Our Mission “ To provide quality university education and training, and to embody the aspirations of the Kenyan People and the global community through creation, preservation, integration, transmission, and utilization of knowledge ” A Tanzania Railways train at the Dar es Salaam railway station Picture: File Tanzania Railways in $130m revival plan The fi≥m plans to mode≥nise its inf≥ast≥uctu≥e in o≥de≥ to att≥act business away f≥om ≥oad t≥anspo≥t By HELLEN NACHILONGO Special Correspondent T anzania Railways Ltd has embarked on an ambi- tious Tsh230 billion ($130 million) plan to modernise its infrastructure, to be financed through a commercial loan. TRL board chairman Sev- erine Kaombwe said the firm also plans to digitise its operations and buy new equipment that will attract more hauliers to transport bulk cargo to upcountry destinations and landlocked countries through the railway network. “We are finalising a few things with the Tanzania Investment Bank so that the money can be approved, hopefully before the end of this year,” Mr Kaombwe said. The money will be used to equip TRL with modern locomotives and a cargo tracking system. Mr Kaombwe told The EastAfrican that a global positioning system (GPS) would be used to track all transactions and cargo movements. “With the GPS it will be easy to track progress and see the location of the train. TRL will be operating the way airports work,” he said. He said the railway has cus- tomers who transport large amounts of cargo from Dar es Salaam to Isaka 962km away, so the digital system will attract more business. He noted that one of TRL’s potential customers, Said Salim Bakhresa, transports cargo from Dar es Salaam ISAKA DRY PORT Road transport companies collect and deliver exports at Isaka. The dry port also handles containers for the north-eastern Democratic Republic of CongoMr Kaombwe said that after installation of digital equipment’s TRL expects to increase its cargo transportation between 1.8 million to 3 million tonnes annually in three years to come. The railway has about 1.250 kilometres. “The targeted projection of cargo transportion is about 3 million tonnes per year but in recent years only 200,000 tonnes of cargo is transported annually” he said. through Isaka to Burundi or Rwanda. Independent sources told The EastAfrican that Said Salim Bakhressa and other businesses using TRL were considering using road transport because the railway was becoming unreliable. They also said cargo was frequently lost and not compensated for by TRL. Mr Bakhresa transports wheat flour, wheat bran pallets, malt drinks, energy drink, juice and biscuits to countries in East and Central Africa. TRL hopes to address the challenge of cargo loss with the introduction of the GPS cargo tracking system. Other TRL clients include oil companies, cement firms, grain dealers and general traders who ship commodities to the Tanzania hinterland and neighbouring countries. Recently TRL has been fac- ing financial hurdles, leading to its losing business to road transporters. However, without disclosing details, Mr Kaombwe said performance had improved and it was anticipated that the line would make more profit as business increased. TRL came into being after the Tanzania Railway Corporation was dissolved. TRL entered into a 25-year concession agreement with Rites of India which took a 59 per cent stake in September 2007. The government established Reli Asset Holding Company (Rahco), which is serving as a landlord for the railway assets. The World Bank extended a $33 million loan to the government which transferred it as a grant to Rahco. A $40 million partial risk guarantee was also included in the World Bank credit to Tanzania to facilitate the concession of TRC. At the time of the conces- sion, the corporation was posting an annual turnover of $75 million, with losses of around $6 million each year. Isaka is an important re- gional transport port from where the central railway connects the seaport to landlocked countries. Isaka dry port is located on an unpaved road running 610 km from Rwanda’s capital, Kigali. The dry port functions as a subport of Dar es Salaam. The Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Transport, Shaaban Mwinjaka said TRL is expected to receive 21 passengers’ carrier, 50 wagons and 8 engines by December or January next year.
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