TCRA urges envoys  in various countries to market  investments

19Aug 2019
Getrude Mbago
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
TCRA urges envoys  in various countries to market  investments

THE Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA) has urged envoys representing Tanzania in various countries to market well investment opportunities available in the communication sector  so as to support the government’s drive of industrialization agenda.   

Eng James Kilaba, TCRA director general.

Eng James Kilaba, TCRA director general made the appeal during the weekend when a group of 43 ambassadors visited the authority to learn more of the opportunities available in the communication sector.

According to him, communication sector has got a number of opportunities in which investors can chip in and invest; among them is construction of a mobile phone assembling factory.

He wanted the ambassadors to help market the sector and woo investors to come and invest in the country.

Kilaba said that smartphone assembling factory is a great opportunity for an investor to grab because majority of users prefers smart phones than normal phones.

“Currently there are more than 40 million mobile phones operating in the country; however there is also a good number of phones which have already been discarded and   disabled, something which needs a special factory to recycle them.

He noted that for the expired phones there are several minerals like gold and cooper, which can be removed and used for other purposes.

“Phones which are not functioning have other potential in our industry, including minerals. As the communication sector continues to grow rapidly, more demands and challenges emerge too.

Tanzanian ambassador to Ethiopia, Naimi Aziz, said they were pleased to visit TCRA and see its performance and how the authority is handling the communication system inside and outside the country.

According to her, they were contented to see how well Tanzania was performing in the security of communication systems and control of cyber-crime.

Abdallah Possi, ambassador to Germany said; “We have  witnessed how the government has invested heavily in this sector, we have learn a lot of things including  the opportunities available in the sector, so our role now is to market well those opportunities to investors in those countries which we are .”