Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)

Tanzania: Business Council Plans Tot Seminars

Zanzibar — THE Tanzania National Business Council (TNBC) will this week start conducting zonal sensitization seminars on Smart Partnership Dialogue. Dar es Salaam region will take the lead in the training of trainers' sensitization seminars, which will be conducted throughout the country.

The country has been demarcated in nine zones and the trained people will later go to region and district levels for more sensitization. The TNBC Acting Executive Secretary, Mr Samson Chemponda, revealed this over the weekend in Zanzibar during a meeting on the Smart Partnership Dialogue involving leaders from regional and district level from Pemba and Unguja Islands.

"We expect that mainland districts will start holding sensitization seminars in mid-February while regions will start theirs in the third week of that month," he said. He said that if all goes well, the national level dialogue will be held in the first week of March this year.

Emphasizing the importance of the dialogues, he appealed to fellow Tanzanians to make sure that they implement with discipline all that will be discussed during the dialogues for the betterment of the country. "Let us take these dialogues seriously for our own development," he noted.

For his part, the Secretary of Zanzibar Business Council (ZBC), Mr Ally Haji Vuwai, said there is no way that the Isles will attain development without embracing science and technology. "Smart Partnership Dialogue is another chance we cannot afford to lose," he said, adding that all countries that have embraced these dialogues have attained meaningful progress.

The main objective of Smart Partnership DiaEcotourismlogue is to enhance government's engagement with all sectors of the society in enhancing information, knowledge and expertise in finding solutions to sustainable development challenges. The theme for the Global 2013 Smart Partnership Dialogue is "Leveraging Technology for Africa's Socio-Economic Transformation : The Smart Partnership Way".

The Smart Partnership International Dialogues are held alternately between Malaysia and countries in Southern Africa and are jointly organised by the Commonwealth Partnership for Technology Management (CPTM) and the Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology (MIGHT).

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