PPD For Industrial Development
CTI Breakfast Meeting took place on 1st March 2021 at Dar-Es-Salaam Serena Hotel. GOH Deputy Minister for Industry and Trade Hon. Mr. Exaud Kigahe gave his Remarks and participated in Discussions with Members on Challenges that they Face and Provided a way Forward.
Among the key issues articulated during the Dialogue are listed below;
i. The fifth phase government will continue to support the industrial sector as the big player for a successful export-led economy as envisaged in the Third Five Year Development Plan (FYDPII).
ii. Members articulated major prevailing challenges facing industries including issues of Work Permit, New TASAC regulation, ETS costs, Outstanding VAT refund/Additional 15% import Duty on industrial sugar and scrap metal constraints.
iii. The Deputy Minister reiterated the Government commitment to look for solutions to the problems with a view to enhancing the business environment in the country. Agreed that the issues be compiled and submitted to the Deputy Minister for further action.
vi. The Deputy Minister urged manufacturers to observe the Code of Conduct in their business undertakings.
vii. Furthermore, the Deputy Minister reiterated the Government commitment to the implementation of the Blueprint soonest possible.
The CTI secretariat will compile the action plan from the workshop for further engagement of the government for the betterment of the industry and the economy in general.
Special Thanks to All our Members, Non-Members, Government Stakeholders, Development Partners (GIZ Business Scouts for Development, TMEA, UNIDO), and All the PSOs