Relationship building for business in Dar es Salaam

Finland Tanzania business 4 Florence MugarulaThe new Tanesco city centre substation, which was funded by the Finnish government, would enable the availability of reliable electricity in Dar es Salaam. (Image source: Florence Mugarula)Tanzania upholds the Finnish visit

The Tanzanian minister for energy and minerals Sospeter Muhongo and its minister for tourism and natural resources, Hamis Kagasheki commended the government of Finland for being a strong and reliable partner in funding and supporting various development projects in the country. Muhongo said the launch of the new Tanesco city centre substation would enable the availability of reliable electric power in the city.

“We thank Finland for this support. This project will help to boost our economy since it guarantees reliable power, which is the backbone of all economic activities,” Muhongo said.

Kagasheki commended Finland for working with Tanzania in facilitating the National Forest Resources Monitoring and Assessment (Naforma) project.

The minister said it was dangerous as arable land is losing fertility and the country is becoming prone to droughts. 

Geofrey Mugyabuso, a trader at Kariakoo market, said the visit of the Finnish ministers could open up business between the two countries - and that, probably, Tanzania could start receiving goods from Finland. Rehema Abdallah, a mobile money operator in the Mwenge area, on the outskirts of Dar es Salaam, said the cooperation could enable the import of quality products from Europe - particularly from Finland. Most of the goods sold in Tanzania are imported from Asia.


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