While international tourists have increased almost 90 per cent over the past decade – surging by 12.9 per cent to 1.3 million in 2016 alone – inadequate infrastructure is still a major barrier for the industry, with poor roads and power shortages adversely affecting the tourist experience. File photo
Kondoa District Council Director Falesy Mohamed Kibasa (left) and the CEO of Sanlam Life Insurance, Khamis Suleiman, sign documents committing the insurer to fund constructions of two classrooms at Lusangi Primary School in the district. Looking on are TIRA’s Director of Surveillance and Prudential Supervision, Elia Kajiba (seated 3rd left), Kondoa District Commissioner Sezaria Veneranda Makota (in glasses), leaders and teachers of the school, and some of its pupils. Photo: Courtesy of Sanlam
READY FOR BUSINESS: A lady opens the door of her M-Pesa service outlet in rural Tanzania. M-Pesa with 37 per cent market share of e-wallet business is one of the mobile money transfer platforms offered by mobile network operators in Tanzania. Others are Tigo Pesa (31%), Airtel Money (27%), Halotel Money (4%), Ezy Pesa (1%) and TTCL (0.01%). File photo
In this photo supplied by Petra Diamonds CEO Johan Dippenaar, holds the 507.55 carat white diamond recovered at the Cullinan Diamond Mine, South Africa on September 24, 2009. The diamond may be among the world's top 20 high-quality gems.