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Form cluster to champion your cause, private sector told

13th March 2012
Minister of State (Investment and Empowerment) Mary Nagu

The private sector in the country has been called upon to form a cluster that will be responsible for advocating and strengthening their voice on matters of mutual concern.

The call was made yesterday in Dar es Salaam by Minister of State (Investment and Empowerment) Mary Nagu at a Tentative Programme for the Stakeholders Consultative meeting on a study report in strengthening the common voice of the private sector in the country, which constituted different areas of the sector who are members of the Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF).

Nagu noted that the private sector in the country was supposed to cooperate with the government in ensuring that they created employment and also increased the nation’s revenue.

“In order to work effectively and recognize the importance of the private sector in the country, a common voice must be built in strengthening the sector,” she said.

The minister underlined the need of the sector in building the country’s development, which will increase the creation of more youth employment, adding that that was why it had to have a common voice.

Explaining how they should work effectively as a team, Nagu said the only way for them to increase their working capacity was by forming a cluster in strengthening their voice.

“The forming of a cluster is the only solution that will increase the ability of the private sector to come up with different projects that will facilitate implementation of their work,’’ she said.

For his part, TPSF Executive Director Godfrey Simbeye noted that forming a cluster will help improve TPSF’s abilities in working effectively.

“The cluster will give a chance to private stakeholders in the country to work together by seeing how they can be able to cope and solve challenges as a team,” he said.

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