THE Tanzania Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (TCCIA) Temeke Branch in collaboration with the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) and Temeke Municipal Council have organized training on payment of taxes for entrepreneurs in the municipality.
Addressing journalists in Dar es Salaam, TCCIA Temeke branch Vice- Chairman, Mr Paul Mzuka, said the training will also enable traders in the district to air their grievances regarding payment of taxes.
The training is expected to be attended by members of parliament from Temeke Municipality including Abbas Mtemvu (CCM-Temeke) and Dr Faustine Ndugulile (CCM-Kigamboni) as well as the Mayor of the municipality. It will also be attended by various stakeholders.
"As chambers of commerce, we will also try to identify challenges facing business persons in the district and look for ways to address them," Mr Mzuka said. He said the training is aimed at empowering traders with knowledge regarding payment of taxes, noting with concern that a number of businesses have been closed due to failure to pay taxes.
"The knowledge will enable entrepreneurs to smoothly operate their businesses and pay required taxes and thus reduce problems with TRA," he said. The TCCIA boss in Temeke also urged business people to set good strategies if their businesses were to progress well in the highly-competitive free market economy.