ITALY: PRIME Minister Kassim Majaliwa has called on Tanzanians who took part in the third Business and Investment Forum between Tanzania and Italy to effectively utilise opportunities acquired from the platform.
The Premier also urged them to provide cooperation to investors and businessmen who showed interest to come and invest in Tanzania.
Majaliwa said that the government under the administration of President Samia Suluhu Hassan has scrapped unnecessary taxes and bureaucracy which previously existed with the aim of facilitating business and investment activities in the country.
The PM also called upon Tanzanians living abroad to make sure that the nation benefits from them by being good ambassadors and marketing investment opportunities available in Tanzania and woo investors to come and invest in the country.
Majaliwa made the remarks on Friday during a luncheon organised by Tanzanian Embassy in Italy in partnership with National Microfinance Bank (NMB) with the aim of recognising sponsors and participants of the third Business and Investment Forum between Tanzania and Italy.
The PM who is in Italy to represent President Samia at the World Food Forum’s (WFF) Agrifood System, which began on October 16 and concluded on Friday in Rome, Italy emphasised on the importance of Tanzanians to respect the laws of the countries where they are living.
He said through the business and investment forum, many businessmen and investors from Italy have shown interest to invest in Tanzania in various sectors, including agriculture.
Majaliwa therefore directed leaders and executives of the ministries in charge of investment to ultilise the opportunity.
Meanwhile, Majaliwa called upon livestock keepers to be ready to change and adopt modern technology so that they can benefit more from the activity.
“We need to change so that we can earn more, livestock is economy, it is the life of livestock keepers, therefore we should change the way we keep our animals so that we can earn more from the activity,” he said.
The Premier’s remarks came after he toured Alesandra dairy farm in Milan city, Italy, a farm which is operated by using modern electronic systems, including robotic milking systems.
He pledged to adopt modern technologies in livestock keeping in order to strengthen the sector and increase earnings to livestock keepers and the nation in general.
He said the kind of livestock keeping being practiced at the dairy farm from the preparation of animal feeds, milking, transportation and keeping of the animals is worth to be emulated, pledging to work on the knowledge acquired at the farm to transform Tanzania’s livestock sector.
While at the farm which has about 500 cattle, the Premier witnessed the best breeding systems, feeding, breastfeeding and milking systems, where one cow can produce from 35 up to 70 litres of milk per day, thus increasing efficiency in the business.
For her part, the Director General of Tanzania Trade Development Authority (TanTrade), Latifa Khamis said the authority has benefited a lot by participating in the forum because all the sectors they marketed, including construction and industry have attracted investors.
Earlier, Tanzanian Ambassador to Italy, Mahmoud Kombo expressed gratitude to the Prime Minister for participating in the business forum.
He pledged that his office will grant support to businessmen and investors who are ready to invest in Tanzania.