Mara — TANZANIA National Business Council (TNBC) has challenged regional business councils to utilize well opportunities found in their areas to improve business and investment.
The TNBC Executive Secretary, Mr Raymond Mbilinyi, told journalists over the weekend after officiating at inauguration of Mara Business Council that all regional business councils have the duty to promote business.
"President Jakaya Kikwete has directed regional business councils to work efficiently," he said, adding that this is a crucial thing because business is at the heart of real and sustainable development.
"So far only few newly established regions do not have these councils-we have inaugurated Mara council today and we are now preparing for Njombe," he said.
He said TNBC will make sure that all regional councils perform at the expected level for the benefit of concerned regions and nation.
Regional business councils are made up of 20 members from the public sector and the same number from the private sector.
Mara Regional Commissioner, Mr John Tuppa said that the inauguration of the business council in his region will help in the development of various sectors including agriculture, mining, fishing, business and tourism among others.
"We now have a workable structure-this will be done efficiently," he said. He said Mara residents should use that opportunity to develop their region where there were a lot of potentials.
The Chairperson of the business community in Mara, Mr Bathazali Gibobo said the absence of the council was a hurdle for the development. He said now that the business council exists, a lot will change for the better.