Tanzanian Prime Minister, Kassim Majaliwa is expected to grace the second national economic empowerment symposium to citizens on June 10, 2017 in Dodoma.
The meet will bring on board the public and private sector to discuss issues on empowerment to fuel the country’s economic drive on industrialisation championed by President John Magufuli.
National Economic Empowerment Council (NEEC), executive secretary, Beng’I Issa said during a press conference in Dar es Salaam yesterday that the symposium will pave the way for the important stakeholders, private and public sector to discuss better ways to foster the industrialisation drive that will uplift ordinary people from poverty.
“The national symposium is focusing on how to get opinions from stakeholders from that sectors so that it will be helpful for them during the implementation process that seek to rescue and empower people from extreme poverty by assisting financial and economical,” the one day symposium with the motto: ‘Wezesha Watanzania Kushiriki Uchumi wa Viwanda’,” she added.
She said the second symposium had various goals including receiving reports on the implementations and coordination on the empowerment process and policy to ordinary people in the national level while the Premier is expected also to attend the discussion.
Other goals are to recognise other ministries, department, institute, local government and districts across the country that have achieved their targets in the areas of empowering people in their respective areas, while the workshop will fuel the implementation and strategic planning in order to expand their service to ordinary people across the country.
The symposium will be a platform for other people to learn from others on the basis of empowerment mode as a path way for others to follow the foot steps.
Among other things the Premier will also launch the annual empowerment report which comes from the assessment of empowerment implementation report.
Beng’I explained further that the report is being implemented by various stakeholders and they will hand over awards for those who did better as a stepping stone to foster the government agenda on the empowerment policy to ordinary people.
She added that the council had invited more than 300 stakeholders from private and public sector and other development partners, NGOs, research institutes and universities to attend the workshop.
Issa noted that they had signed an agreement with Tanzania Standard Newspaper (TSN) for promoting and educating the public about the pros and cons on the empowerment policy and on implementation plans to the public as well.
On his part, the managing editor of TSN, Dr Jim Yonazi said that the government was ready to work shoulder to shoulder with the council to achieve the government targets and goals in ensuring ordinary people were economic empowered while the fifth phase government reached its target on green industrial revolution.
“We have re-organised to ensure that we will walk on the government/Presidents talks to meet the industrial economy countries by informing and educate people about the existing opportunities that the government is providing,” Dr Yonazi added.
The symposium is taking place every year under the council and it coordinates empowering ordinary people from the ministry, departments, local government authorities, districts and the private sector. It was officially launched on February 9, last year by the Premier.
The directives has always fuel the coordination and implementation of the national policy on empowering ordinary people economically in the private sector by creating a council of empowering people and coordinators in the ministries, 26 regions and all 185 municipalities across the country.