Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office responsible for Investment, Angellah Kairuki said this here yesterday when speaking with journalists on the today's first investment forum with the Morogoro-based business community.
She named the ministers as Prof Makame Mbarawa, Minister for Water, William Lukuvi, Minister for Lands, Housing and Human Settlement Development, Dr Philip Mpango, Finance and Planning Minister, Dr Hamis Kigwangalla, Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, George Simbachawene, Minister of State in the Vice President's Office (Union, Environment) and Selemani Jafo, Minister of State in the President's Office responsible for Regional Administration and Local Government.
Others are Innocent Bashungwa, Minister for Industries and Trade, Japhet Hasunga, Minister for Agriculture, Dr Mederd Kalemani, Minister for Energy and Luhaga Mpina Minister for Livestock and Fisheries.
"This meeting will provide a good platform to reinforce relationship between the government and private sector as well as creating better business and investment environment for the betterment of the country’s economy," she said.
Kairuki said that during the forum ministers and high-ranking government officials will provide answers on the spot on some of the issues that will be aired by the business people and some of the issues will be noted for further decisions.
She encouraged business people to chip in and unveil challenges that thwart their business and investments.
"This is a very rare opportunity so, it is high time the business community use it for the healthier of their businesses and investments," the minister said, adding that the fifth-phase government is determined to work closely with the private sector, which is key in the country's socio-economic development.
She said that the government is determined to develop the agro-processing industries so as to add value to crops, a move that is key in creating employment to Tanzanians, particularly those living in rural areas.
Morogoro Regional Commissioner, Loata Ole Sanare described the meeting as important in scaling up development of the region and the country at large.
So far similar meetings were held in Ruvuma, Arusha, Mtwara and Lindi regions. The next meetings will be held Coast and Dar es Salaam.