The University of Dar es Salaam has congratulated two of her faculties on their acquisition of PhDs from two universities outside the continent –Theophil Romward and Veronica Buchumi.
This was contained in the congratulatory messages posted on the LinkedIn page of the university. The university felicitated with Dr. Veronica Buchumi for defending her PhD thesis at the University of Bayreuth in Germany. The Law lecturer, who had her first and second degrees from the University of Dar es Salaam, wrote her thesis on the Law and Practice of Foster Care in Tanzania specifically examining the right to alternative care for children without parental care. The university wrote “we congratulate Veronica Buchumi for defending her PhD thesis at the University of Bayreuth in Germany.
Similarly, the university also congratulated Theophil Romward for a successful defence of his PhD thesis at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland. Theophil wrote his thesis on the Examination of the Mining Legal and Institutional Frameworks in Tanzania: A Quest to Maximize Revenues while Attracting Investments. Theophil is an advocate of the High Court of Tanzania and its subordinate courts above the Primary Courts. He has over five years’ experience of teaching law at the University of Dar es Salaam School of Law. He specialises in, and advises various clients on issues relating to, tax law, natural resources law, commercial and corporate law, banking and financial services, insurance law, Regional Integration law, in particular, East Africa Community law, international labour Migration law, Citizenship Law and immigration law.
He holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B Hons), a Master of Laws Degree (LL.M), both from University of Dar es Salaam, and a postgraduate diploma in legal practice from the Law School of Tanzania.
Theophil has worked with the African Mining Legislation Atlas (AMLA) Legal Research Team as a legal researcher. The AMLA Legal Research Team is supported by the African Union, World Bank and African Legal Support Facility. Under AMLA, Theophil participated in gathering and analysing African Mineral laws with a view to providing comparative data aimed at supporting the African countries to maximise mineral benefits. He has attended various workshops and conferences with a bearing on natural resources law. In 2017, Theophil attended and participated in Expert Meeting for drafting the African Mining Model law on fiscal regime, in Abidjan Cote D’Ivore.