TANZANIA National Parks (TANAPA) has pledged to enhance business partnership with the Tanzania Standard Newspapers (TSN) for mutual benefit of the two firms and ultimately boost their contribution to the national economy.
This was said by the TANAPA's Director General, Mr Allan Kijazi, in Arusha on Wednesday, after holding talks with the TSN Acting Managing Editor Mr Gabriel Nderumaki. "The newspapers published by TSN are reliable and most authoritative, they are an important tool that could easily help in bringing about socio- economic transformation," he said.
Mr Kijazi said the two organisations have been working closely for many years on different areas, but it is high time to identify and explore other opportunities of cooperation for them to yield more benefits to the country's economy. He said for example, Habari Leo which can penetrate to the remotest areas could be used to make wide coverage and provide necessary education on issues regarding wildlife and environmental conservations.
The Managing Directors said this will facilitate protection of the country's most valuable natural resources. The Acting Managing Editor, Mr Gabriel Nderumaki, said TSN, publisher of Daily News, Sunday News and HabariLeo and HabariLeo Jumapili, will continue to be the most reliable and credible source of information.
"The TSN brands will continue to observe professionalism particularly in covering and reporting balanced and researched articles instead of sensational news," he said. He said the papers will be engaging various authorities to provide solutions to people's problems instead remaining at the level of complaints which do not help both parties. "We will adhere to accurate and balanced news coverage with a focus on community development and solving problems rather than becoming source of disputes in the society," he insisted.