28 January 2013

Tanzania: Take Advantage of Smart Partnership Dialogue--TNBC

TANZANIA National Business Council (TNBC) has urged Tanzanians to take advantage of the Smart Partnership Dialogue to initiate business ventures that will empower them economically.

The TNBC's Acting Executive Secretary; Mr Samson Chemponda said this during a Smart Partnership Dialogue sensitization seminar that involved various stakeholders from Dar es Salaam region over the weekend.

"People should take advantage of the dialogues and prosper at an individual level and nation at large," he said.The Dar es Salaam meeting involved municipal leaders, private sector, higher learning institutions, workers unions, police and district commissioners among others.

On his part, a trainer at the seminar, Prof Lucian Msambichaka said citizens should preach the importance of dialogue and its advantages."We should strive hard if we want to attain middle income economy status," he said, adding that efforts coupled with innovation, science and technology will make Tanzania at the same level with Asian countries.

He said that will be achieved by changing of people's attitudes and strengthening of patriotism among leaders, public and private sector.Temeke district Commissioner, Ms Sophia Mjema said that there is every reason for various economic groups to strive for the better and win domestic and foreign markets.

"Tanzanians should use the dialogues for their advantage and nations progress at large," she said, adding that youths should be innovative and enable the country to progress.The Acting Director General of the Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH), Dr Dugushilu Mafunda said that technology and innovation are the basis for strong economic development in every country.

"For sustainability, scientists should be involved in every stage of development undertakings in the country," he said.

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