Samia to chair 14th TNBC meeting in Dar tomorrow

THE 14th Tanzania National Business Council (TNBC) meeting opens at Dar es Salam State House tomorrow and will be chaired by President Samia Suluhu Hassan, the TNBC Executive Secretary, Dr Godwill Wanga told reporters here, yesterday.

“TNBC under the chairmanship of Dr Samia has made a headway and attained a lot of achievements, including growth of trust and confidence between the sectors,” he said, adding that business and investments have also increased steadily in the last two years.

According to Dr Wanga, snags and nuances that were frustrating businesses and investments have almost been removed for the betterment of economic growth and development of Tanzania.

The secretary said the theme for this year’s meeting is ‘Conducive Business Environment for Inclusive and Resilient Economy’.

He confirmed that Public-Private Dialogue (PPD) is necessity for sustaining the inclusive and resilient middle-income economy of Tanzania

He did not reveal all agenda items of the meeting, but said one important item will be an exhaustive review of implementation of the Blueprint for Regulatory Reforms.

The blueprint seeks to improve business environment of the Tanzanian economy.

Last year the 13th TNBC meeting received and discussed implementation of the Blueprint Action Plan (BAP) that was presented by the Government through the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

“In this vein, the 14th TNBC meeting will focus on how the government is cooperating with the private sector in strengthening our inclusive and resilient national economy,” Dr Wanga said.

The meeting will also receive and discuss implementation of the resolutions made by the last 13th TNBC meeting. The 50-member TNBC draws 25 delegates from the private sector and other 25 from the public sector.

The TNBC meeting is also attended by leaders of Private Sector Organizations (PSOs) and ministers, permanent secretaries, regional commissioners and heads of public institutions.

TNBC as a conveyor belt plays a significant role in promoting public-private dialogues (PPDs) and stimulates business and investments for economic growth. Through TNBC, Tanzania has improved its foundation for sustaining an inclusive economy, peace, unity and development.

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