By Azania Post Reporter
TANZANIANS have been urged to make use of various opportunities widely found in France which would increase income of the East African nation.
Speaking in an interview, the Tanzania’s ambassador to France William Shelukindo said Paris has wide range of opportunities for vegetables and other crops.
Citing, he said French nationals consume 3 kilos of vegetables a week, but the supply is very low.
“I urge Tanzanians to take this market opportunity in vegetable industry so as to export as much as we can to France, he said.
Speaking about the ongoing business conference, Shelukindo urged Tanzanian businessmen to take part fully.
The France - Tanzania business conference involves investors from over 30 French companies which is led by its business delegation (MEDEF International) which covers 75 percent of French private sector.
Shelukindo also said he would convince more companies to come to the East African nation due to an attractive environment.
Tanzania has a good attractive economic and political environment which investors can conduct their activities without any problem, he added.
He said Tanzania has many untapped potentials from land, tourism to agriculture, which the center would be ready to support them.
Speaking with some newly appointed ambassadors, Prime Minister Kassim Majawaliwa was quoted as directing them to use economic diplomacy to woo investors especially on industrial sector.
The PM said the country vision centered on attaining a middle income status by 2020 through industrialisation hence one of the tasks for envoys is to make sure the dream is achieved.
"The government wants investors who will add value of our farm produces before exporting. It is your duty bound to find highly qualified investors," Mr Majaliwa said yesterday.
He also asked them to involve Diasporas in scouting for investors in their respective country of representation and market tourism.
The three day conference is organised by French businessmen in collaboration with Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF)