Minister, UNDP chief discuss investment in dynamic sectors

By Guardian Reporter , The Guardian
Published at 10:51 AM May 15 2024
Finance  Minister Dr Mwigulu Nchemba
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Finance Minister Dr Mwigulu Nchemba

FINANCE Minister Dr Mwigulu Nchemba has called upon the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and other development partners to support government initiatives through investment in the productive sectors that generate income for citizens.

Dr Nchemba issued the plea in Dodoma yesterday when he met and held talks with UNDP Country Representative Shigeki Komatsubara on sustaining economic partnership between the two parties.

The minister said that the government and non-government institutions need to join forces in empowering citizens through productive economic sectors.

“The government needs serious investors in different sectors such as agriculture where women are most involved. Investment in sectors that accelerate productivity throughout the year can bring the change we need,” he said.

He called upon UNDP chief to extend the message to other development stakeholders at a time when the government has set its focus on strengthening productive sectors.

According to him, the government will closely collaborate with UNDP in promoting investments that target creating employment opportunities for Tanzanians especially the youth, collaboration through the newly designed National Development Vision 2050 and inclusive economy policy that targets leaving no one behind.

He asserted that the government hopes that the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) 2022-2027 will strengthen cooperation between the two parties in terms of promoting people’s development.

Komatsubara recommended the government’s efforts in achieving middle-income status.

Komatsubara said that investments will enable Tanzania to step ahead as UNDP welcomes the government to collaborate with it in realizing its human and national development agenda.