LIC Steering Committee Meeting and field visit 25-26 March 2019 in Dodoma
The 12thLIC Steering Committee meeting took place on the 26th of March 2019 at Morena Hotel in Dodoma. The meeting was chaired by the Ambassador of the Danish Embassy H.E. Einar Jensen and co-chaired by the Deputy Permanent Secretary – PO-RALG Mr Tixon T. Nzunda. All Steering Committee member institutions were present (PO-RALG, Danish Embassy, TNBC, TPSF, TCCIA, ALAT, RAS-Kigoma, RAS-Dodoma) and the LIC programme staff.
The Steering Committee meeting was preceded by field trip on 25th March 2019 where the Steering Committee members were invited to see LIC supported projects and programs in Bahi District Council. The field visit programme was as follows:
Visited the District Commissioner and District Executive Director’s offices in Bahi. Brief report on LIC supported activities and achievements were presented to SCM members by Bahi DC, Ms. Mwanahamisi Munkunda. The DC emphasized that Bahi has two main value chains, namely rice and livestock, and they are investing in and working hard to improve improve the business environment. The latest action is to establish a company for Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs) to run and manage Public Private Partnerships.
Visited the Bahi District’s One Stop Business Centre and see how it operates in providing services to businesses.
Meeting with Bahi District Business Council’s Executive Committee which is composed of Officials from Bahi district council and privates sector representatives. The meeting highlighted some of the benefits obtained by the private sector as result of LIC project especially the establishment of the District Business Council which has facilitated a good relationship between the private and public stakeholders in Bahi.
Visited the Bahi Paddy Schemes which has been supported by LIC on enhancement of the Rice Value Chain. LIC invested in rehabilitation and improvement of scheme infrastructures, soil analysis and provision of land use plan and CCROs.
Visited Bahi Sokoni livestock Market where SCM members had a chance to see improved market infrastructures which includes livestock loading trough, livestock collection yards with auction huts and mini-slaughter house.
Apart from SCM members, the field visit also included different media (Daily news, Azamtv, TBC and Dodoma local radio station) and coverage was broadcasted in both print media and on tv.