The Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA) is an autonomous multi-sectoral regulatory authority established by the EWURA Act Cap 414 of the laws of Tanzania. It is responsible for technical and economic regulation of the electricity, petroleum, natural gas and water sectors in Tanzania pursuant to Cap 414 and sector legislation.
EWURA’s vision is “To be a World Class Regulator of Energy and Water Services.”
EWURA mission is “To Regulate the Energy and Water Services in a Transparent, Effective and Efficient Manner that Promotes Investments and Enhances the Socio Economic Welfare of the Tanzanian Society.”
The functions of EWURA include among others, licensing, tariff review, monitoring performance and standards with regards to quality, safety, health and environment. EWURA is also responsible for promoting effective competition and economic efficiency, protecting the interests of consumers and promoting the availability of regulated services to all consumers including low income, rural and disadvantaged consumers in the regulated sectors.
In carrying out its functions, EWURA shall strive to enhance the welfare of Tanzania society by:
- promoting effective competition and economic efficiency;
- protecting the interests of consumers;
- protecting the financial viability of efficient suppliers;
- promoting the availability of regulated services to all consumers including low income, rural and disadvantaged consumers;
- taking into account the need to protect and preserve the environment;
- enhancing public knowledge, awareness and understanding of the regulated sectors.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Board of Directors is the governing body of EWURA established by section 8 of the EWURA Act Cap 414. It consists of seven members as follows: the Chairman (non-executive), five non-executive members and the Director General appointed under section 14 of Cap 414.
The Chairman of the Board of EWURA is appointed by the President of the United Republic of Tanzania. The Chairman shall be appointed for a fixed term of four years and shall be eligible for re-appointment for one further successive term.
The five (5) non-executive members are appointed by the Minister responsible for EWURA after consultation with the relevant sector Ministers. Appointment of members is made from a list of names proposed by the nomination committee, a committee established under section 9 of Cap 414
(c) Director – General
The Director General is a member of the Board pursuant to section 8 of Cap 414. He serves for a period of four (4) years and is eligible for re-appointment.
In order to maintain impartiality and for purposes of avoiding conflict of interest, a member shall not be qualified for appointment if owing to the nature of the office he holds is likely to exert influence on his role as member of the Board of Directors of EWURA.
Prof. Jamidu Katima took over the Chairmanship of the Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA) Board of Directors after his Presidential appointment on 24th August 2015 thus being the second Board Chairman after the founding Board Chairman, Simon Sayore’s tenure came to an end. Until his appointment, he was the first Chairman of EWURA Consumers Consultative Council (EWURA CCC), where he worked since its inception in 2006.
Prof. Katima is currently the Vice Chancellor of Kampala International University in Tanzania.
He has attended Leeds University for his doctorate studies in 1990, Loughborough University for Master of Philosophy in 1986, and Dar es Salaam University for Bachelor of Science in Engineering in 1982.
Prof. Katima is a Professor of Chemical and Process Engineering, Former Principal College of Engineering and Technology; A senior Academic and Administrative Leader with many years of Teaching, Research, Publication and supervision of multiple masters and PhD dissertations. A scholar of international repute, with a global network of academic, industry and donor community.
Prof. Katima is a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize of 2007, being one of the Co-Award winners of the Nobel Peace Prize to IPCC jointly with H.E Al-Gore, the Former Vice President of the United States of America.
He has participated in numerous international and national research projects, with interest in Environmental Management, Chemicals Management, Transport Phenomena and Energy Management
Mr. Fadhili Josiah Manongi Error! Filename not specified.was appointed a Member of Board of Directors of the Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA) in May 2018. He is the Managing Director at CDE Consulting Ltd specializing in strategic planning and management, performance management and evaluation, Programme/Project management, business analysis and valuation, economic/financial analysis and change management. He has worked as a business advisor, planner, economist, marketing specialist for number of years; and has consulted in a wider scope in various sectors.
He has more than 34 years working experience in financial analysis, change management and modern regulatory practices in the sectors of energy, communication and transport as well as policy making. He was previously involved in a variety of consulting assignments in the areas of strategic planning, business operations and analytics, market research and financial viability.
He has had nine years in in the aviation industry where he provided strategic leadership and guidance promoting and protecting effective competition in service provision. He has served as the Director General of Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) between October 2010 and May 2014.
He holds Master of Arts in Development Economics from Williams College, Massachusetts, USA (1983); and Post Graduate Diploma in Integrated Surveys for Regional Planning from Enschede, Netherlands (1981). He also holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Economics, from University of Dar es Salaam (1997).
Has attended various professional training and conferences on water, energy, transport and communications regulation, planning and management processes and marketing; and presented papers at some of these international conferences.
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Mr. Richard Kayombo was appointed a Member of Board of Directors of EWURA in October 2014. He has more than 21 years’ working experience in various fields of management of which seven years was in Utility Regulation. He is currently the Director of Tax Payer Services & Education with Tanzania Revenue Authority.
He has also got experience in Private Sector Management in the Corporate world having worked for two Telecommunications companies – MIC Tanzania Limited (Tigo) and Vodacom Tanzania Limited for five and eight years; respectively before moving to Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) where he worked for Seven years.
He holds an MBA in Marketing from the University of Dar es Salaam (2004) and an Advanced Diploma in Business Administration in Sales and Marketing from Mzumbe Institute of Development Management in 1994.
Has attended professional training and qualified as Certified Regulation specialist awarded by the institute of Public Partnership and Water, engineering and development Centre of Loughborough University as well as Public Utility Regulation Programme from the University of Florida
He is a Certified Regulation Specialist having been awarded by the Institute of Public Partnership and Water, engineering and development Centre of Loughborough University
Mobile : +255(0) 787 788 899
Error! Filename not specified.Ms. Victoria Mwanri Elangwa was appointed a Member of Board of Directors of the Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA) in May 2018. She is currently the Director of Human Resources and Administration at Medical Stores Department (MSD), supervising Human Resources, Administration and MSD capital projects.
She has worked as a Human Resources Consultant, champion and change management leader.
She has over 13 years’ experience on strategic leadership, coaching and strategy formulating. She has also worked with state Tanzania Electricity Supply for over four years; and over ten years’ experience in human resources management, job evaluation, job design, competency-based management and l as performance management modules; she also has sound knowledge of Industrial relations.
She has also worked with Tanzania Mortgage Refinance Company (TMRC) as Head of HR and General Administration; and Barrick Gold Tanzania as Senior HR Officer.
She holds master’s in business administration- Majoring in Finance; and Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology both from the University of Dar es Salaam; 2008 and 2000; respectively. She is a certified Human Resources Analyst (CHRA).
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Mr. Ahmad S.K. Kilima was appointed a Member of Board of Directors of EWURA in October 2014. He worked with the Surface and Marine Transport Regulatory Authority (SUMATRA) as Acting Director General between 2011 and 2014, before he retired from the public service. He is currently a Consultant with Consultant – IPSCM Consult
He has more than 30 years’ working experience in various fields of Economics, Management, Utility Regulation, Transport, Procurement and Supply. He has also got experience in Training and Consultancy.
He holds an MBA in Marketing from the University of Mzumbe (2004) and Bachelor of Arts in Economics (1984) from University of Dar es Salaam.
Has attended professional training in Procurement and Supply from the then Institute of Purchasing and Supply Management (IPS) of United Kingdom where he was awarded a Diploma in Purchasing and Supply (1981) and Membership of the Institute (MInst.PS). He is also qualified as Certified Regulation Specialist awarded by The Institute of Public Partnership and Water, Engineering and Development Centre of Loughborough University. He is a Fellow (FCILT) of the Institute of Logistic and Transport Management. He is an Economist, Procurement and Supply Management Specialist, Business Administrator and Certified Regulation Specialist.
The Medium Term Strategic Plan (July 2017 – June 2022) was developed through an interactive and participatory processes. Through a series of interactive strategic planning workshops, EWURA’s functions and its operations were diagnosed bringing out the key issues that impact on the service delivery by EWURA, its strengths and weaknesses. The interactive process aimed at creating a common understanding and buy-in of both the strategic planning process and its eventual outputs.
The strategic planning workshops entailed conducting analysis of the following:
(a) the background of EWURA;
(b) EWURA’s mandated roles and functions;
(c) assessment of performance of the previous Strategic Plan including conducting an analysis of recent initiatives, achievements and challenges thereof;
(d) stakeholders’ analysis;
(e) organizational scan; and
(f) trend analysis.
EWURA’s diagnosis came out with the following critical issues:
(a) During the planning period EWURA will constantly need to meet emerging new challenges and government directives. EWURA shall always align itself to meet these new challenges and directives.
(b) Cross-cutting issues which are: gender mainstreaming; good governance practices; HIV/AIDS; non-communicable diseases; staff health and fitness; drug and alcohol abuse, and environmental protection will continue to be addressed and strengthened in this Strategic Plan.
(c) For EWURA to meet key stakeholders expectations, the Authority will need to adopt strategies that will enhance the Authority’s ability to capture, analyse and disseminate information for decision making. Furthermore, EWURA shall need to establish a system of obtaining information from regulated sectors in order to regulate effectively while at the same time transparently committing service levels and standards to be expected by its stakeholders (Client service charter and getting feedback).
(d) The government continues to develop measures to enhance doing business in Tanzania. To complement that effort, EWURA shall continue to develop well-prepared regulatory tools which are pre-requisites for attracting investments in the regulated sectors.
(e) In order to address inadequate investments in the regulated sectors, EWURA shall intensify its efforts of facilitating private sector participation and Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs).
(f) Human capital issues including staff development, engagements, embedding institutional culture, re-tooling, recruitment, retention and working environment, will continue to be critical to ensure that EWURA is capable of discharging its functions at an acceptable speed and quality.
(g) Financing of EWURA is another priority area for this Strategic Plan because as EWURA’s operations expand, financing will be more critical. It is crucial for EWURA to become financially sustainable as provided in the EWURA Act, Cap 414 of the Laws.
(h) The Public has got to know and participate in the process of regulating the energy and water sectors. Public education and awareness will continue to be addressed in this Strategic Plan.