22 July 2016

Tanzania: Government Committed to Improve Business - Minister

The government has guaranteed local and foreign investors full support and promised to continue improving the business environment.

The Minister for Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr Charles Mwijage, said in Dar es Salaam recently the government would improve services to investors as well.

"My ministry through its agencies will ensure there is a conducive business environment and improved services to investors," said the minister at the official launch of the new Toyota Hilux and Fortuner.

The focus of the government was on sustainability, fair competitiveness and harmony to all to ensure that, there is fair and equality business environment in starting and doing business, he said. He directed agencies under his ministry to work hard in helping to solve challenges facing the business people and investors.

The agencies under Industry and Trade include, Tanzania Trade Development Authority (TANTRADE), which provides a range of technical and advisory services to business community on trade related issues for both domestic and international trade, Tanzania Bureau of Standards (TBS), which develops and promotes Standardization and Quality assurance in industry and trade.

Others are Fair Competition Commission (FCC) whose mandate is to ensure fair competition among players in the economy and the Weight and Measures Agency (WMA) which provides consumer protection through use of accurate measurements for fair trade transaction.

Mr Mwijage also applauded Toyota Tanzania Limited and Karimjee Family for their contribution in development which include trade and employment opportunities for their vehicles help government officials on carrying out their day-to-day activities even in remote areas.

Earlier, the Executive Chairman of Toyota Tanzania, Mr Mohmood Karimjee, said the company was determined to expand its services and network in Tanzania and the new introduced Toyota Hilux would help more


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