By Azania Post Reporter
THE government has established economic empowerment special desk for locals at every district in Tanzania to enable access services more easily.
Speaking in an interview, the Minister in the Prime Minister’s office (Policy, Parliamentary Affairs, Labour, Employment and Disabled) Jenista Mhagama, said the desk under National Economic Empowerment Council (NEEC) would provide a chance for the people to get loans for economic activities.
She directed heads of departments in district councils to allocate time for receiving and handling complaints from members of the public.
Already, NEEC has prepared a five-year strategic plan (2013/14-2018/19) aimed at strengthening facilitation and implementation of the key Council mandates as defined in the guiding Policy and Act (both of 2004). It takes cognizance of recent key developments in the economy.
Through the new Strategic Plan, NEEC will undertake its key mandates of facilitating, coordinating and other necessary initiatives in a logical sequence as guided by the designed objectives and strategies.
The purpose will be to enable Tanzanians not only to utilize the available economic resources and opportunities, but also to ultimately participate effectively in building and owning a large part of their economy.
It is expected that the new strategic plan will make it possible for the NEEC to enhance its ability to respond effectively to its roles and responsibilities of coordinating, facilitating and monitoring implementation of the Economic Empowerment Policy of 2004
Building effective networks and partnerships with stakeholders on new developments and exploit available opportunities for sustainable national economic growth.
This is the second ministry to establish such desk, last year the Ministry of Industries, Trade and Investment announced to do the same.
Industry minister Charles Mwijage, was quoted as saying the desk helps investors and businesspeople to have direct communication in quest to explore investment opportunities.
"I am a receptionist for all investors and businesspeople, therefore investors should not hesitate to come to my office”, he said.
Mwijage was optimistic that in implementation of an industrial economy agenda, more farmers will produce more and bring to the country an industrial revolution.