Minister ensures business relations as drivers of economic performance

07Apr 2021
By Guardian Reporter
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Minister ensures business relations as drivers of economic performance

Finance and Planning minister Dr Mwigulu Nchemba said the ministry will work on ensuring that it retains good relations with the business community especially on tax matters to create a good environment for doing businesses.

Speaking after a ceremony to swear in newly-appointed officials at State House Dar es Salaam, the minister told journalists that new tax reforms will be created to ensure that tax was not paid by a few but also was paid in a friendly manner.

Dr Mpango who was appointed recently to lead the docket said he has met experts at the ministry to meet with their counterparts in Zanzibar on how to address Union economic challenges.

“The problem with our people is that they do not tell us whenever they face problems, but for now we have agreed to meet to address and solve the issues,” he said.

On proper management of public funds, the minister said his ministry will work on addressing the matter through systems that have been put in place but also administer tax collection for proper usage.

On Sunday this week, President Samia appointed permanent secretaries and heads of several government institutions including the Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) and Tanzania Communication Regulatory Authority (TCRA) with some being transferred.

In the new restructuring President Samia moved Dotto James to the Ministry of Industry and Trade as a PS from the Ministry of Finance and Planning. She also appointed Emmanuel Tutuba as new Treasury Permanent Secretary.

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