THE government reaffirmed its commitment to support the private sector, which it has embraced as the engine of economic growth for the country's prosperity.
Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda made the remarks after almost two hours of sightseeing at various pavilions in the ongoing 38th Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair (DITF) in the city.
He noted that there were a number of private sectors who have been trying hard to invest in the country and embark on various initiatives to empower locals, adding that the government has also to play a greater role in ensuring that it creates a favourable environment for their operations.
"Just see this... the
"These young people who connect Tanzanian students with overseas colleges are doing a good job. We must allow such institutions to operate in the country and the government has to support them fully," he pointed out.
Meanwhile, the prime minister has tasked the
He noted that many structures at the trade fair grounds have been there for many years back and hence it was high time they were demolished to pave way for the construction of new and modern ones. "Funds for the activity could even be raised locally.
The ministry can just hold talks with... let say, NSSF or
"There are many foreign companies participating, many of them from big countries like US and
Meanwhile, Zanzibar Second Vice-President, Ambassador
"Use the opportunity of signing new deals and orders to improve productivity and quality of goods so that they may compete in the foreign markets," Ambassador Seif said, commending Tantrade for improving the trade fair that has attracted many local and international firms.
The number of local companies participating in this year's trade fair has increased to 1,690 from 1,601 last year, with foreign firms reaching 490 from 460, an evidence that Tantrade is doing a commendable job, according to Ambassador Seif.
The second VP presented several prizes to best exhibitors from various categories. The overall winner was
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