The Local Investment Climate (LIC) Kigoma Office organized a LBER PLAN validation meeting on 31 January and 1st of February. The purpose of the meeting was to review the last LBER PLAN of 2017, to plan and validate the new LBER PLAN of 2019.
The meeting was attended by Kigoma District Councils, District Executive Directors, District Administrative Secretaries, representative from RAS Office and KUMC Director office, Council Chairpersons, Mayor of KUMC and Kasulu TC, Representative and members from TCCIA, TNBC Regional representative, Regional Trade Officer, District Plan Officers, Economists, and Trade Officers, ITV and TBC journalists and Kigoma LIC Team.
Nevertheless the reviewing part of the last LBER PLAN found the challenges of multiple taxes and levies still being a major challenge to all Districts and a hinder to business growth and economic development in the Region. Hence these challenges have been included also in the updated LBER PLAN for 2019.
Another strategical objective that all District decided to include on LBER PLAN for 2019 is participation of private sector in budgeting and developing of council bylaws in which by june 2020 the participation should be increased from 0% to 5%.