In November, 2010 the President of United Republic of Government splitting the former Ministry of Infrastructure Development (MOID) into ministries of Transport and Works.


To facilitate provision of an economic, safe and reliable transport and meteorology that meets the needs of the public through development and implementation of appropriate sector policies, strategies and standards.


To have high quality, safe, efficient, cost-effective and self sustaining transport and meteorology, infrastructure and services that adequately facilitates social-economic development of Tanzania by 2025.

Organization Structure

Structure of the Ministry of Transport consist the following Divisions and Units:


Transport Services Division.

Transport Infrastructure Division.

Safety and Environment Division.

Administration and Human Resources Management Division.

Policy and Planning Division.


Procurement Management Unit.

Finance and Accounts Unit.

Internal Audit Unit.

Government Communication Unit

Information and Communication Technology Unit

Legal Unit


A. HIV/AIDS infections reduced and services improved.

B.Enhance and sustain effective implementation of the National Anti-corruption Strategy

C.Policies, legislations and strategies harmonized and developed

D.Management Information System developed and implemented

E.Improved working environment and capacity building for service delivery

F.Systems for quality management, monitoring and evaluation improved

G.Management and accountability of resources improved

H.Reforms in the Ministry and its institutions facilitated and implemented

I. Programmes for infrastructure development and maintenance implemented

J.Safety, security and environmental protection systems enhanced for development of infrastructure.

K.Studies and research areas identified and facilitated.

Policies and Strategies of the Transport Sector

In order to achieve the objectives stated above, the following policies and strategies will be adopted:

i.Promote Private Sector participation in construction of transport infrastructure and services provision.

ii.Prioritize maintenance, rehabilitation and new construction activities

iii.To streamline and strengthen institutional framework by reviewing institutional functions and taking the necessary measures.

iv.Establish sustainable mechanism for financing development of Transport infrastructure and maintenance programs,

v.Building capacity in the Ministry and all agencies involved in development of Transport infrastructure.

vi.To inculcate the culture of infrastructure rehabilitation and maintenance, through mass media, e.g. radio, TV and newspapers.

vii.To conserve the environment for the benefit of present and future generations and produce guidelines for environmental protection.

viii.To streamline transport and meteorology legislations with a view to make them conform to regional perspective.

ix.To strengthen regulatory framework and harmonize the customs procedures at the entry/exit points.

x.To mobilize rural communities to carry out self-help activities in construction, rehabilitation and maintenance of infrastructure through optimum use of domestic resources,

xi.Privatization of parastatals, commercialization of government commercial entities and contracting out non core functions to private sectors

xii.To develop management systems and quality assurance documents for infrastructure development to ensure compliance to standards, specifications,

xiii.To promote more effective use of human resource through training

xiv.To mainstream gender into sector policies, plans and budgets

xv.To creating awareness on HIV/AIDS and measures to limit its spreading

xvi.Promote use of appropriate technologies in transport infrastructure construction and maintenance activities.

xvii.Enhancing the capacity and effectiveness of professional and regulatory institutions under the ministry

xviii.To improve reliability of meteorology services by providing weather forecasting equipment.

xix.To create enabling environment through provision of necessary working tools and increasing incentive packages to employees.

xx.To make good governance an instrument for promotion and realization of development, equity, unity, peace and involve public in the war against corruption and other vices in society.

xxi.To ensure that foreign funds disbursements are fully captured

xxii.Implementing Public Management System (PMS).