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Title:The fundi of Tanzania: an attempt at improvement
Author:Magobeko, L.
Periodical:African Environment: Environmental Studies and Regional Planning Bulletin
Geographic term:Tanzania
Subjects:housing policy
skilled workers
Abstract:Building in Tanzania is undertaken in one of the following ways: 84 percent of the houses were built by the owners with the help of relatives and neighbours; 12 percent were built by fundis (local crafsmen) with the material provided by the owner; houses built by contracting organisations: ordinary contracting firms, private (Tanzanian or foreign) owned or parastatals; co-operatives of fundis; building brigades; government direct labour. This report surveys the co-operative societies of fundis within building. It is based on experience collected from Mara, Kilimanjaro, Arusha, Dar-es-Salaam and Coast Region. The purpose of the survey is to establish knowledge on how co-operatives of fundis within building are operating in Tanzania. The result of the survey also serves as an advice as to how this important manpower resource can be further trained and integrated in future set up of the building industry.