Our Team

Ramadhan M. Muhammed
Office Manager
Mobile: +255 772 449 929 office@pamojazanzibar.org

Rama is our customer relations specialist. He worked more than 17 years in the tourism and safari business, which led him across Tanzania, South Africa and Namibia. Later on he shifted gears and became Operations Manager for two well-known tour operators. After studying 1.5 years in New Delhi / India, he received his diploma in IT. He enjoys playing an active role in Zanzibar’s famous Sauti za Busara and ZIFF festivals. Rama lives with his wife and daughter in Stone Town.

Mtumwa S. Nassor
Accounting and Reception
Mobile: +255 772 995 434 reception@pamojazanzibar.org

Mtumwa is with Pamoja since the very beginning and a strong pillar for the team. Working as our receptionist, she knows our customers and our business thoroughly. She holds a diploma in Business Information Technology from Zanzibar University. Born, raised and living in Zanzibar, Mtumwa is deeply rooted here and a true family person.

Leah L. Mgaywa
Mobile:+255 772 995 434 reception@pamojazanzibar.org

A warm smile welcomes you when you enter Pamoja’s office – this is Leah. Her serving and gentle spirit is a great enrichment four our team. She joined Pamoja in 2015 after completing her studies as Airfare Ticket Agent at Zanzibar Aviation Training Center. Her future goal is to commit further studies in Office Management. In her free time she is a passionate dancer and lover of books.

David Büttiker
Head of Workshop

Dave is a Swiss master mechanic and automotive diagnostician. Including his training and specialization, he brings eleven years of experience in Volvo workshops in Switzerland, at last two years as chief mechanic. His vision as workshop manager for Pamoja is a broad, high-quality training for our students and continuous excellent service to our customers. Dave is an active sportsperson and loves to ride his motorbike through the island. He also loves to spend time with his wife and his two children.

Daud M. Aweis
Chief Mechanic

Daudi is a certified auto mechanic from Karume Institute and with Pamoja since the beginning. Before he joined our team, he was running his own business. Due to his outstanding expertise he was promoted to chief mechanic in 2013. His areas of specialization are Toyota, Mitsubishi, Suzuki and Mercedes. When he gets the time, he loves to go for a refreshing swim.

Khamis H. Khamis
Chief Trainer & Deputy Chief Mechanic

Khamis has studied car mechanics at Karume Institute and worked in his profession for more than eight years. He is specialized in VW and KTM and is also experienced in generator service. He is a VTA certified pedagogical instructor and responsible for the practical training of our students at Pamoja. In his free time he is passionate about football.

Josephine J. Mhina
Head of Tailoring School

Josephine is a real hands-on worker. With her educational background being a professional tailor from Tanga College, as well as being a Montessori teacher, she is a perfect fit for leading Pamoja’s Tailoring School. Besides, she is successfully running her own tailoring business since more than 18 years, and is chairman of the Ushindi women’s tailoring cooperative. She is married and has four children.

Ernest A. Mjema

Ernest is our all-round expert when it comes to electrics. He holds a diploma in Electronics and Telecommunication from TANESCO technical college. After one year of further training in Durban / South Africa, he worked eleven years as electrician for various companies in Tanzania mainland and Zanzibar. His vision is to serve people by establishing Pamoja as a technological place of excellence, especially in the areas of water desalination and solar systems.

Christhart Scholz

Chris is of German origin, but has a close connection to Africa, as he was born in Nigeria and grew up in Nairobi / Kenya. He serves Pamoja as our director and human resource manager. He studied and worked as a publishing house manager in Germany, before moving to Zanzibar in 2013. Building relationships and conflict management are his speciality. When he is not in company of his wife and kids, you will find him out on the water with his fishing rod.

Wayne Sanders
Service Manager, Water Department

Originating from Texas, Wayne has worked in the oil and gas industry for nine years, thereof seven years as a foreman. He holds an AAS degree in Diesel Mechanics from Texas State Technical College. His experience in installation and maintenance of wells, pipelines, pumps and compressors make him a perfect fit for our Water Department. Wayne loves to spend time with his wife and kids, but if time permits, he hits the waters around Zanzibar to make the big catch.

John A. Mhina
Technical Manager, Water Department

John is responsible for the smooth operation of our desalination units across Zanzibar. Besides his degree in Health Science from the University of Dar es Salaam, he is a certified Mörk Desalin Service Technician. He gathered more than 15 years of experience as laboratory in-charge and health teacher for different organizations, and as disease control officer in a UNHCR refugee camp in Burundi. He loves to play guitar and keyboard, or to go on tour with his choir.

Opening hours

  • Monday - Friday:       8:00 am to 12:30 pm
  •                                     2:00 pm to   5:00 pm
  • Saturday & Sunday:  closed