Personal secretaries for Arusha’s ICT conference

Most Personal Secretaries serving various offices in Tanzania are still the previous generation manpower who were trained on short-hand and manual typewriters and now it is time to upgrade them so that they may fit into the new digital world.

The Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office (Investment and Empowerment), Dr Mary Nagu

The Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office (Investment and Empowerment), Dr Mary Nagu

The Tanzania Personal Secretaries Association (TAPSEA) is therefore organizing a two-day conference scheduled to take place at the Arusha International Conference Centre (AICC) between the 16th and 17th of May this year, targeting to address the issue of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) among secretaries.

The event, according to the organizers, has attracted over 1,500 Personal Secretaries from all over the country and will also be followed by TAPSEA’s Annual General Meeting on 18 May, 2013. The Arusha Conference is the third at the national level, coming up after the one held in Mwanza in April 2012.

The first took place in Dar es Salaam in 2011. According to the conference organizers the theme of this year’s Conference is “The impact of ICT on the secretarial career.” The Conference is expected to bring together secretaries from government ministries, institutions and private companies from Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar.

It will be opened by the Minister for Investment and Empowerment, Dr Mary Nagu, who is the founder and patroness of the Association.

A press statement from the association says the aim of this Conference is to provide training, raise awareness and discuss issues pertaining to the Secretarial field including how the profession can be improved against the backdrop of developments in science and technology.

The conference will also provide a forum for the secretaries to review the Secretarial etiquettes and ethics; and to exchange ideas on various challenges that they face in their day to day work.

Source Tanzania Daily News