Dar es Salaam — Eric Ng'imaryo has been recently chosen as the new Chairperson of the Tanzania Horticultural Association (TAHA).
He replaces Colman Ngalo who has held the position for a decade.
Ng'imaryo said he is honoured and humbled to have been selected as the association's chairman and that he is looking forward to taking up the roles and responsibilities by working with the board and secretariat to ensure the association's vision is attained.
"I will play my part in making TAHA even more of a success in the future. I would also like to thank Mr. Ngalo, the outgoing Chairperson, for his great leadership and commitment," Ng'imaryo said.
He also extended gratitude to Ms. Jacqueline Mkindi, the CEO, and the TAHA Secretariat for their strong contribution to TAHA and the horticultural industry.
"Jackie has been an exemplary CEO. Her commitment has commanded trust and respect from the policy makers and development partners," he added.
Ng'imaryo has been the Chairman of Arusha Blooms Company Limited, one of the leading vegetable producers and exporters in the country.
He is a professional lawyer, who has been practicing law in Tanzania since 1987. He is also a commodity trader, farmer and creative writer.
Along with Ng'imaryo, the Vice Chair and eight members of the TAHA Board were also chosen at the TAHA's Annual General Meeting (AGM) which took place in Arusha recently.
In his speech, Ngalo said: "On behalf of the outgoing Board, I would like to congratulate Eric on his election as the Board Chairman and looking forward to working with him in the years ahead."
The Tanzania Horticultural Association (TAHA) is an apex private sector member based organization and has participated effectively in transforming the Tanzania horticulture since its establishment in 2004.
TAHA has attracted support from a number of partners including the government, the Development Partners such as USAID, BEST-AC, the Royal Netherlands Embassy, ITC, and Finnish government.