By Azania Post Reporter
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation in collaboration with Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF) have organized a Tanzanian week to be celebrated in Nairobi Kenya later next month.
Speaking in Dar es Salaam the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary Prof Adolf Mkenda said the event would go together with the exhibition.
He said the week is scheduled to start next month whereas its climax will be celebrated on 26th April 2018.
“We want to celebrate our union day in style this year, where our embassy in Nairobi has organized an exhibition for Tanzanian products only,” he said.
He said the event which is the first of its kind would witness Tanzanian products displayed and sold in the Kenyan market.
Prof Mkenda urged local businessmen who intend to participate in the event to contact with TPSF offices for further information.
However, the PS asked Tanzanian to add value their products instead of selling in raw form so that to increase income.
According to him, Tanzania is exporting a huge consignment of maize to Kenya, instead, it should start to process the materials.
“We should export more maize flour to Kenya instead of maize, this will help to increase the price of our products in foreign markets”, he said.
On his part, the Executive Director of TPSF, Godfrey Simbeye, applauded the government for involving the private sector in the event.
He said businessmen were ready to participate in order to make sure that Tanzanian products access foreign market and be looked at as the best in terms of quality.
“We insist on quality and the best products manufacturers will be exposed to local and international manufacturers to see how best they can improve their items and strive and maintain the quality,” he said.
Simbeye emphasized on the need for private sector to strive for quality if they are to win the global value chains for their products.
He also called upon the government to speed up the preparation process of the country’s industrialization guidelines to stimulate industrialization and enable the nation to become the middle-income country by 2025.