The Prime Minister, Mr. Kassim Majaliwa, has appealed to the British government to mobilise more investors to come and invest in Tanzania’s industrial sector.
He made the appeal yesterday in Dodoma when he met the British High Commissioner to Tanzania, Ms. Sarah Cooke. “Help us to invite more investors in the areas of agriculture, manufacturing and processing industry, fishing, oil and gas industry, energy and house construction in particular in Dodoma Region, which is now the designated capital city,” he said .
Mr. Majaliwa told the envoy that Tanzania was determined to become the middle-income country and, therefore, it was prepared to have enough factories, which will generate more employment opportunities.
The Premier also used the opportunity to express gratitude to the United Kingdom for its massive support on construction of houses for teachers and school in Kagera Region, which were hit by earthquake that occurred on September 10. On her side, Ms. Cooke who paid a courtesy call to the minister said she was impressed by the efforts made by the government of Tanzania in response to the issue of corruption.
“Your zero tolerance on corruption shows how committed you are to fight this problem once and for all,” she said Britain was leading among countries with most investors in the country and that it was pursuing its investment programme that focuses on four key areas of oil and gas, agriculture, renewable energy and intensification of business environment.
Ambassador Cooke also used the opportunity to send her condolences to the government following the death of the former Speaker of Parliament and Chairman of the Constituent Assembly, Samuel Sitta, who died on Monday at the Technical University Hospital in Munich, German, where he was receiving treatment.