Dar es Salaam is growing rapidly - RC Kunenge

08Jan 2021
By Guardian Reporter
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Dar es Salaam is growing rapidly - RC Kunenge

​​​​​​​DAR ES SALAAM Regional Commissioner, Abubakar Kunenge said decisions to shift the country’s capital to Dodoma have turned the city into a complete commercial hub with a number of economic opportunities.

IPP Director Joyce Luhanga has a word with Dar es Salaam regional commissioner Abubakar Kunenge, who made a familiarisation visit to The Guardian Limited in the city yesterday.

Kunenge made the statement yesterday during an official visit at IPPmedia offices at Mikocheni in Kinondoni District. He said the government is working to promote the city’s available business and economic opportunities to attract traders as well as buyers from neigbouring countries.

The RC added that the government is aware of the various challenges facing small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs), adding efforts are ongoing to resolve them as well as empowering their businesses.

“We have been engaging in a number of initiatives including provision of education and loans to traders. We have in place some strategies for women empowerment whereas they are also capacitated with business management training,” said the Regional Commissioner.

 RC Kunenge noted that before providing loans, entrepreneurs are trained on business management to ensure they run their businesses professionally. So far, 930 women have benefitted from the training.

The government is also working to eliminate red tape in issuance of business permits and creating a conducive environment for traders, he added.

“We want traders to operate smoothly, without unnecessary delays in acquiring permits,” he said.

He said that in the coming days, the authorities in the region will identify some of the traders who have benefitted with the ongoing training programme and loans. He said the aim is to encourage others to follow suit. 

“We want to recognize and empower them through our initiatives which targets both, small and medium entrepreneurs. We are also considering providing them with a tax relief,” RC Kungenge stated. Read More...ippmedia.com

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