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LIC STUDIES AND REPORTS, 2014 - 2019

Local Investment Climate (LIC) programme has managed to conduct several mapping studies across different areas.

Below please find the all the studies undertaken by LIC from 2014 to 2019.

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NANENANE 2019, SIMIYU

On August 2019, Local Investment Climate Team with 7 youth representative from supported youth projects from Dodoma and Kigoma Region had attended the Nanenane farmers Exhibition. The exhibition which is known much as “Farmers event” is taking place every year in August with the aim of promoting agriculture sector by bringing together all small scale farmers, companies and organizations involved in agriculture value chain and allow them to present, sell and showcase what they do and their products to the community.

This year the exhibition in the national level was held at Nyakabindi ground in Simiyu Region for 15 days from 28th of July to 11th of August and was attended by more than 300 participants. The exhibition was officially launched in 1st of August by the Vice President of United Republic of Tanzania, H.E. Samia Suluhu Hassan, accompanied by Minister and Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Region Commission of Simiyu, and Kigoma and other various government officials.

The key theme of Nanenane this year is “Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries for Economic Growth" 

The theme was decided by the exhibition preparation committee basically as the strategic for promoting agriculture sector and enlighten the economic opportunity that are found in it.

Apart from only attending Nanenane exhibition, youths had a chance to participate and attend workshop and trainings that aimed at revealing opportunities which are embedded in agriculture, fishery, livestock and share expediencies which various partners conducted studies. The workshop was organized by Economic and Social Research Foundation (ESRF) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Trainings were organized by Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries.

On 6th August 2019, the youth had attended the workshop on Agribusiness; the workshop was colored by ten presentations from the experts in respective areas of specialization. The presentations, covered wider subject areas including; poultry, entrepreneurship, green house technology, Hydroponic fodder, Hydroponic vegetable, aquaponic and circulative fish farming. Other areas include; fish farming by using ponds and cages, modern beekeeping and Azolla as animal feed and Bio-fertilizer.

The workshop was graced by Hon. Mizengo Peter Kayanza Pinda- the Retired Prime Minister of the United Republic of Tanzania. In his opening speech, the Guest of Honour of the workshop among other important things he insisted on turning research into action. Hon. Pinda said it is a high time now to go down to farmers, livestock keepers and others on opportunities which are available after conducting research. 

Youth also attended daily trainings that were organized by Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries which covers the areas of fish and poultry farming.

Furthermore the exhibition has opened business connections and linkages between participating youth and business stakeholders who were interesting in the work of the youth groups especially in the area of fish farming. The interest in youth projects was developed as the result of presentations made by youth at LIC pavilion.

Later on the team had the opportunities to be interviewed by TBC media and ITV on the concept of LIC programme and youth into agribusiness project.

Pictures from Nanenane 2019, Simiyu.

Pictures from Nanenane 2019, Simiyu.

The exhibition was closed by the Prime Minister of United Republic of Tanzania; Hon Kassim Majaliwa on Thursday, August 8, 2019.

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BRIEFING FROM DODOMA INVESTMENT FORUM

BACKGROUND: Dodoma Region organized a two days investors’ forum in Dodoma City in collaboration with other key stakeholders on investment of which Local Investment Climate (LIC) was among the key stakeholders while other main sponsors were UNDP, CRDB, NMB, TCRA, TIC, Dodoma LGAs, TCCIA, etc. Apart from being one of the main Sponsors LIC also was part of organizing committee for the event.

Preparation of the Dodoma Investors forum started towards end of 2018 whereby the region engaged Economic Social Research Foundation (ESRF) From Dar es Salaam to prepare an investment guide of Dodoma of which LIC and UNDP funded the entire work until printing of the Dodoma Investment Guide.

Cover page of Dodoma Investment Guide

Cover page of Dodoma Investment Guide

Dodoma Investment forum was therefore held in Dodoma for two days, that is 27th and 28th June, 2019 at Jakaya Kikwete Convention Center and attended by rore than 300 participants and officially launched by Prime Minister HE Kassimu Majaliwa.

Minister from Prime Minister’s Office – Investment - receiving Dodoma investment guide from Prime Minister during Dodoma Investment Forum.

Minister from Prime Minister’s Office – Investment - receiving Dodoma investment guide from Prime Minister during Dodoma Investment Forum.

PURPOSE OF THE FORUM:

The forum was basically aimed at promoting Dodoma being a strategically located City for investment and business but using an opportunity of entire Central Government shifting Dodoma as an attraction for business opportunity.

THEME OF DODOMA INVESTMENT FORUM:

Dodoma Investment forum had the key theme saying “Dodoma an emerging economic avenue in Tanzania, Invest for your prosperity”.

The theme was decided by the event preparation committee basing on strategic location of Dodoma region (Center of Tanzania) of which now being reached from nearby region through tarmac roads. Also Dodoma being capital City and now all Central Government activities being transferred to Dodoma and therefore providing an opportunity for investment and business taking into consideration that government is major consumer of different goods and services.

THE EVENT – DODOMA INVESTMENT FORUM:

The event was held for two days that is 27th and 28th June, 2019 at Jakaya kikwete convention center in Dodoma, attended by more than 300 participants. The event was officially launched by prime minister HE. Kassim Majaliwa accompanied by 5 Ministers, that is Minister from President Office – Region Administration and Local Governments, Minister of Agriculture, Minister of Industry and Trade, Minister from Prime Minister’s Office – Investment and Deputy Minister – Labour.

Day one: Apart from official launching day one had some key presentation on;

  • Business environment and potentials for Investment in Tanzania – TIC
  • Development of Industrial sector in Tanzania and implementation plan of blue print on business environment reforms – Principal Secretary – Ministry of industry and Trade.
  • Potential opportunities linked to government activities transferring to Dodoma – Prime Minister’s Office.
  • Presentation on investment opportunities based on prepared Dodoma investment guide – by ESRF

Later on the participants got an opportunities to hear successful cases of investors from Dodoma which were presented by Director of CETAWICO – a wine processing plant with a well know brand of “presidential wine” and Managing Director from Magin Co. Ltd processors of sunflower oil from Kondoa District. The two presenters gave successful stories of their investments and good support they have been receiving from Dodoma Government and indication of supportive business environment.

Participants of Dodoma investors’ forum following up presentations

Participants of Dodoma investors’ forum following up presentations

Later on participants were asked to select themes on parallel sessions which were aimed at giving participants to narrow down on specific interested areas of investment and following were key thematic area for apparel sessions;

  • Presentation of opportunities in Agriculture – Dodoma Region Agriculture Officer
  • Presentation on Opportunities in Livestock – Principal Secretary, Ministry of Livestock
  • Opportunities mining sector – Ministry of Mining
  • Opportunities in Tourism – TFS, TAWA and TANAPA
  • Potentials in Real Estate – Dodoma LGAs lead by Dodoma City’s Director

Participants got more insight on the above key areas for investment in Dodoma of which individual questions and clarification were responded in details and the parallel sessions also lead to individual Business to Business discussion in specific arranged rooms.

For both days the forum also provided an opportunities outside the main hall for display booths for services and products available in Dodoma where participants got an opportunity to see products and get services from different government institutions and private businesses e.g. LGAs Booths, TRA, TCRA, BRELA etc.

Prime Minister visiting one of the display booth during Dodoma investors’ forum

Prime Minister visiting one of the display booth during Dodoma investors’ forum

Day Two:

Day two of the forum was planned for execution, where participants got an opportunity for field visit to actually see possible avenue for investment in Dodoma. The participants were requested to select areas to visit based on their interests. The field visit involved the following areas;

  • Visit area planned investment in Dodoma City
  • Visit Kongwa Ranch
  • Visit a successful Agricultural investment at HE. Mizengo Pinda (Former Prime Minister) at Zuzu Village in Dodoma.
One of the participants group visiting Hon. Mizengo Pinda at his farm

One of the participants group visiting Hon. Mizengo Pinda at his farm

LOCAL INVESTMENT PARTICIPATION:

LIC being a key stake holder in promoting investment and conducive business environment in Dodoma Participated full in preparation of the Dodoma investors forum by being part of the preparation committee from the beginning and also fund for preparation of Dodoma Investment guide and entire investors forum. LIC project contributed more than 30 million Tsh. In supporting the entire preparation of Dodoma investors forum and in recognition to that LIC received a certificate from Dodoma Regional Commissioner which was handled over to LIC Deputy Team Leader by Prime Minister during launching of Dodoma Investors forum.

Mr. Peter Laizer (LIC Deputy Team Leader receiving appreciation certificate in organizing Dodoma Investors forum.

Mr. Peter Laizer (LIC Deputy Team Leader receiving appreciation certificate in organizing Dodoma Investors forum.

CLOSING OF THE FORUM:

Dodoma investors’ forum was ultimately closed by HE. Mizengo Pinda retired former Prime Minister on 28th June, 2019 after the field visit by the participants and getting feedback from prospective investors. In his closing remarks Hon. Pinda commended the region team and key sponsors for successful event but also insisted to the regional leader in making much better environment for investment in Dodoma for investment. He also insisted on supporting existing local investors so that they grow and contribute to the local economy of Dodoma. He also asked the Dodoma Regional Commissioner on making sure they put up strategies to increase water supply to carter for increasing population of Dodoma.

Hon. Mizengo Pinda with Dodoma Investors forum preparation committee during the closing session.

Hon. Mizengo Pinda with Dodoma Investors forum preparation committee during the closing session.

PRELIMINARY OUT COMES OF THE FORUM:

The forum assisted in stimulating potential investors who wants to invest in Dodoma immediately and includes local investors, foreign investors and joint ventures, some who showed interest during the forum and started prior processes includes;

  • Tanzania Distilleries LTD (subsidiary company of Tanzania Breweries Ltd) has initiated a process of acquiring 250 Ha for factory building and sorghum production
  • Namibia Embassy is bringing 7 potential investors on the week starting 8th June, 2019 to initiate investment process in livestock processing.
  • S&Y Company, a joint company between Chinese and Tanzanian have initiated process to acquire land at Dodoma City for medicine production
  • A Company from Turkey has also initiated a process of establish a factory for building material production in Dodoma.

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TANGANYIKA BUSINESS SUMMIT AND FESTIVAL

Tanganyika Business Summit and Festival, was conducted from 9th – 11th May, 2019 as the first business summit and festival to happen in Kigoma. The objective of the Summit was bringing together stakeholder from the United Republic of Tanzania and neighboring countries across Lake Tanganyika to deliberate and come up with the joint agreements that will spell out commitment of each Country to resolve issues impending cross border trade.

The Business Summit was officiated by the Depute Minister from PO-RALG, Mr. Josephat Kandale and attended by Kigoma and Kagera Region Commissioners, Kigoma and Kagera Region Administrative Secretaries and other Government officials and businessmen from Burundi, DR Congo, Rwanda and Zambia. On 11th of May the summit and festival was closed by Minister of State in Prime Minister’s Office, Investment, Ms. Angellah Kairuki representing the Vice President of United Republic of Tanzania H.E Samia Suluhu Hassan.

Among of the 24 summit resolutions that aimed to improve the business environment and networks between these countries are the elimination of visas between the United Republic of Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo, the presence of transparency in the transportation activities and the introduction of a joint program to deal with cross border trade as well as presence of informal controls of non-formal levies at the border areas. The summit and festival was organized by Kigoma Regional Administration in collaboration with Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture (TCCIA) Kigoma, TANTRADE, Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC), Local Investment Climate (LIC), Tanzania National Business Council (TNBC), Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) and Afro-Premiere. Local Investment Climate (LIC) as one the organizer of the summit and festival, used this opportunity showcase and explain its objective and the framework of intervention as well as what have been realized so far in the past Four Years  through the LIC briefs and brochures to various stakeholders such as: Government officials and businessmen.

Tanganyika Business Summit and Festival
Pictures from Tanganyika business summit and festival

 

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DENMARK YATOA VIFAA VYA KISASA KWA TRA KUSAJILI WALIPA KODI

Serikali ya Denmark kwa kushirikiana na mradi wa kuboresha mazingira ya biashara na uwekezaji (LIC),  wametoa mashine za kutengenezea vyeti vya walipa kodi, kwa vituo kumi na tatu(13) vilivyojengwa ndani ya halmashauri za mikoa ya Dodoma na Kigoma.

Vitakavyo tumika na Mamlaka ya  Mapato Tanzania, TRA, kutoa elimu kwa mlipa kodi, na vyenye thamani ya zaidi ya milioni mia moja sitini na saba(167), lengo  likiwa ni kuboresha mazingira ya biashara na udhibiti wa upotevu wa mapato.

Akipokea vifaa hivyo Jijini Dodoma, katibu mkuu, Wizara ya Ofisi ya Rais, Tawala za Mikoa na Serikali za Mitaa TAMISEMI, Joseph Nyamhanga, amesema msaada huo utasaidia katika juhudi za serikali katika mapambano na kudhibiti upotevu wa mapato.

Amesema vifaa hivyo itakuwa msaada mkubwa katika kuandaa takwimu zitakazopatikana ndani ya vituo vya uwekezaji vilivyojengwa katika halmashauri za mikoa ya Dodoma na Kigoma, ambazo pia zinazohusiana na biashara na uwekezaji, ikiwa ni pamoja na kujua bidhaa zinazozalishwa katika maeneo husika.

“Tumejenga vituo vya kutoa elimu kwa mlipa kodi, kwa msaada huu utasaidia tujue takwimu sahihi zitakazopatikana ndani ya vituo hivi tulivyovijenga ili kutoa elimu kwa mlipa kodi ambapo kwa kuanza tumejenga halmashauri za mikoa ya Dodoma na Kigoma na baadaye tunaenda katika mikoa mingine” amesema Nyamhanga.

Amesema vituo hivyo ambavyo vitatumika kutoa elimu kwa mlipa kodi, vitakuwa msaada mkubwa kwa wananchi waliokuwa wakitoka halmashauri moja kwenda makao makuu ya mikoa kupata huduma hiyo.

Donald Liya ambaye ni mshauri wa mazingira ya biashara na uwekezaji, amesema kabla ya ujenzi wa vituo hivyo walifanya utafiti na kugundua kuwa kwa halmashuri za Kigoma na Dodoma, asilimia 87% ya biashara hazijarasimishwa.

Hivyo serikali inapoteza mapato mengi, na wao wanakosa takwimu sahihi za biashara zilizopo katika eneo husika, hivyo wakaamua kujenga vituo hivyo ili biashara nyingi ziweze kurasimishwa.

Na kupitia vituo hivyo halmashauri husika ziweze kupata mapato husika na kurahisisha urasimishwaji wa biashara.

Vilevile ametaja vifaa vilivyonunuliwa pamoja na mashine hizo ni finger Print ya vidole vinne, na ya kidole gumba, kamera na kompyuta  mpakato, ambavyo vitakuwa vikizunguka vijiji vyote ndani ya halmashauri husika.

Nae kamishna wa TRA, Charles Kichele mbali na kuishukuru serikali ya Denmark, kwa kupatiwa vifaa hivyo ambavyo vitasaidia wao kuongeza walipa kodi zaidi, vilevile amesema wataendelea kushirikiana na TAMISEMI, ili kuwafikia walipa kodi wengi zaidi kwa sababu TAMISEMI wanafika hadi ngazi za mitaa ambapo wao hawajafika.

“Tunaishukuru serikali ya Denmark kwa msaada huu vifaa hivi vitatusaidia sana kuongeza walipa kodi zaidi na lengo letu ni kuwafikia walipa kodi wengi, na kwa kushirikiana na TAMISEMI naamini tutawafikia walipa kodi wengi zaidi kwa sababu wapo hadi ngazi za mitaa ambapo sisi hatujafika huko” amesema  Kichele.

Amesema watawafikia watu wengi zaidi kwa sababu upatikanaji wa leseni za biashara utakuwa rahisi sana na itapatikana ndani ya siku moja tu.

Pia amekanusha uvumi wa kuwa TRA wanachukua kodi hata kabla ya kufanya biashara, amesema wafanya biashara wamekuwa wakilipa kwa robo ya mwaka, au miezi sita, na wapo kwenye mchakato wa mfanyabiashara alipe mwisho wa mwaka baada ya kufanya biashara.

Naibu Katibu Mkuu TAMISEMI Tixon Nzunda kuanzia kushoto, Kamishna wa TRA Charles Kichele, Katibu Mkuu TAMISEMI Joseph Nyamhanga, na Mshauri wa mazingira ya biashara na uwekezaji Donald Liya, wakiwa wameshika begi lenye vifaa wakati wa hafla ya makabidhiano.

Naibu Katibu Mkuu TAMISEMI Tixon Nzunda kuanzia kushoto, Kamishna wa TRA Charles Kichele, Katibu Mkuu TAMISEMI Joseph Nyamhanga, na Mshauri wa mazingira ya biashara na uwekezaji Donald Liya, wakiwa wameshika begi lenye vifaa wakati wa hafla ya makabidhiano.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Makala na, EZEKIEL  NASHON, DODOMA. 

Link: jmabula blog

 

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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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Bahi field visit, discussion with Bahi DC Mwanahamisi Munkunda

Bahi slaughterhouse demonstration by Livestock officer Dr. Michael Ziwa

 

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. 

Link to the video: Bahi field visit during the 12th LIC Steering Committee Meeting in Dodoma

 

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LIC in newspapers

Local Investment Climate (LIC) is a private sector development Programme supported by Danida. LIC addresses critical constraints to business development and economic growth at district level in the two regions of Dodoma and Kigoma in Tanzania. The Programme invests in Public-Private Dialogue (PPD), business service facilities such as One-Stop-Business Centres and Public-Private-Partnership infrastructure in support of business development. The implementing partner agencies of LIC are; the President’s Office – Regional Administration and Local Government (PO-RALG), the Regional Secretariats in Kigoma and Dodoma, Tanzania National Business Council (TNBC), Association of Local Authorities in Tanzania (ALAT), Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF) and Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (TCCIA).

 

Below please see how LIC programme appears in different newspapers.

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LIC Briefs

Local Investment Climate (LIC) is a private sector development Programme supported by Danida. LIC addresses critical constraints to business development and economic growth at district level in the two regions of Dodoma and Kigoma in Tanzania. The Programme invests in Public-Private Dialogue (PPD), business service facilities such as One-Stop-Business Centres and Public-Private-Partnership infrastructure in support of business development. The implementing partner agencies of LIC are; the President’s Office – Regional Administration and Local Government (PO-RALG), the Regional Secretariats in Kigoma and Dodoma, Tanzania National Business Council (TNBC), Association of Local Authorities in Tanzania (ALAT), Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF) and Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (TCCIA).

 

Below please find the LIC briefs in both English and Swahili languages.

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CASE STUDIES

Kigoma Case Studies include:

1. Creating new opportunities for the Fishery Cluster in Kigoma
2. Reigniting Kigoma´s palm oil  production 
3. Public‒private dialogue in Kasulu leads to improvement of the business environment
4. Using dialogue to empower female entrepreneurs in Kigoma

Dodoma Case Studies include:

1. Kibaigwa horticulture market
2. Supporting farmer’s access to the organic products market 
3. Conducive business environment  fostered by public private dialogue
4. Private sector engagement in by-laws review, improvement and ammendment
5. Improved sunflower production at zajilwa village, Chamwino district

Below please find the booklets.

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INTRODUCTION TO LIC BOOKLET

The Local Investment Climate (LIC) project works to address the critical constraints to business growth and economic development at the sub-national level in Tanzania. It encourages practical and joint public-private sector responses to the challenges faced by government and business when improving the conditions for private sector development and poverty reduction at the local level − this is where private business, women and men come face to face with barriers that inhibit their business from growth.

Below please find introduction to LIC booklet.

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CCRO'S HANDOVER CEREMONY AT MLELA VILLAGE, UVINZA DISTRICT

On March 18, 2019. LIC in collaboration with Uvinza District Council has managed to handover 223 CCROs to villagers in Mlela village.

The event was officiated by Uvinza District Commissioner Ms. Mwamvua Mrindoko and attended by LIC Team Leader, District Executive Director (DED), acting District Administrative Secretary (DAS), acting Officer Commanding District (OCD) and officials from department of land and natural resources.The event was coverage by TBC, Channel Ten and Mwananchi newspaper.

Among other objectives LIC supports acquisition of CCROs with the purpose of ensuring that villagers attained ownership and security for their land. The CCROs are expected to enhance the possibilities for villagers in Mlela village to access financial services through using their certificates as collaterals when they apply for loans from financial institutions.

LIC has support the preparations of Land use plans and 652 CCRO in Mlela Village.

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Serikali Kuendelea Kuimarisha Ukusanyaji wa Mapato ya halmashauri

Mamlaka za Serikali za Mitaa nchini zimetakiwa kuhakikisha kuwa fedha zote zinazokusanywa katika mapato zinawekwa benki kabla ya kupangiwa matumizi husika ili kuwa salama zaidi na kuhakikisha zinakwenda kutekeleza matumizi husika.

Hayo yamebainishwa na Katibu Mkuu Ofisi ya Rais, Tawala za Mikoa na Serikali za Mitaa (OR-TAMISEMI), Mhandisi Joseph Nyamhanga katika hafla ya upokeaji wa mashine za kielektroniki (point of sales machines) kutoka Serikali ya Dernmark ofisini kwake Jijini Dodoma leo.

“Makatibu Tawala wa Mikoa kuweni makini katika ukusanyaji wa mapato ili kutimiza azma ya serikali ya kuongeza udhibiti na kuleta tija katika ukusanyaji wa mapato katika Mamlaka za Serikali za Mitaa kwa kuhakikisha fedha ilokusanywa inahifadhiwa benki kabla ya matumizi yoyote”Amesema Mhandisi Nyamhanga.

Aidha, Mhandisi Nyamhanga ameongeza kuwa jitihada hizi zinazofanywa na Serikali ya Awamu ya Tano zitasaidia kuongeza kipato katika Mamlaka za Serikali za Mitaa, kupunguza mianya ya izi wa fedha, kupunguza utegemezi na kuboresha utoaji wa huduma za kijamii kwa wananchi.

Naye Mkurugenzi wa Serikali za Mitaa Ofisi ya Rais, Tawala za Mikoa na Serikali za Mitaa Dkt.Charles Muhina amesema kuwa hafla hiyo ya kukabidhi mashine hizo kwa mikoa hiyo ni mwendelezo wa kuziwezesha Halmashauri kuwafikia walipa kodi waliopo kwenye maeneo yao na kuongeza wigo katika ukusanyaji wa mapato katika maeneo yao.

“Sisi OR-TAMISEMI jukumu letu ni kufanya ufuatiliaji na tathimini ya utekelezaji wa mradi ili kuhakikisha kuwa mradi husika unatekelezwa kwa kuzingatia sheria, kanuni, na taratibu za nchi hii” Ameongezea Dkt. Muhina

Kwa upande wake Mkurugenzi wa TEHAMA Ofisi ya Rais TAMISEMI Erick Kitali ametoa wito kwa halmashauri kuwa na kifaa maalumu cha kuzuia radi ili kutatua changamoto ya mitandao ya mifumo ya mapato kaharibiwa radi kipindi cha mvua katika halmashauri hizo.

Awali Kiongozi wa Mradi Maboresho ya Mazingira ya Biashara Flemming Olsen ametoa wito kwa Serikali ya Jamhuri ya Muungano waTanzania kuhakikisha  mapato yanakusanywa kwa ufasaha kwani kuna wafanya biashara wanabidhaa ya thamani kubwa  lakini wanalipa ushuru mdogo.

Wakati huo huo Katibu Tawala wa Mkoa wa Kigoma Rashid Mchatta amesema kuwa atakwenda kusimamia vyema mashine hizo ili zifanye kazi ipasavyo na itasaidia kuongeza mapato katika maeneo yao ya kazi.

Katika hafla hiyo Mhandisi Nyamhanga amehitimisha kwa kutoa shukurni za dhati  kwa niaba ya Serikali ya Jamuhuri ya Muungano wa Tanzania kwa wananchi wa Serikali ya Denmark kupitia Ubalozi wa Denmark nchini Tanzania na kusema kuwa ushirikiano wa nchi hizi mbili utaleta maendeleo kwa wananchi wa Tanzania kwa ujumla.

Makala nyingine zinaweza kupatikana kupitia : Ofisi ya Rais - Tamisemi iko kwenye Facebook  na Mwanahalisi

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KIGOMA LOCAL BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT REFORM ACTION PLANS 2019

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%.

 

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KIBIRIZI LANDING SITE AND FISH MARKET – KIGOMA

The Local Investment Climate (LIC) project addresses critical constraints to business development and economic growth at district level in the two regions of Dodoma and Kigoma in Tanzania. The project invests in Public-Private Dialogue (PPD), business service facilities like One-Stop-Business Centres as well as in public, private and Public-Private-Partnership infrastructures in support of business development.

In 2016, the Local Investment Climate (LIC) project responding to a request from Kigoma Ujiji Municipal Council (KUMC) initiated an investment to upgrade the Kibirizi landing site and fish market. The infrastructure upgrading included new pavement, drainage, vending stalls, water and sanitation systems, electrical installations, drying area for sardines(dagaa), storage facilities and the first ice block and flakes production in the region. In support of this investment a new management structure has been established through the creation of Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV).

SPV CONCEPT

Recognizing the challenges in managing a complex facility like the Kibirizi landing site and fish market, KUMC together with LIC have resorted to vest the management of the facility in a Public-Private-Partnership company known as SPV under the name of Kibirizi Landing Site Company Limited (KLSCL). The new company is a duly registered entity limited by guarantee and started its operations on 6th August 2018. The company has its own boardd, management and staff. KUMC remains the owner of the properties and receives revenue according to an agreement with the SPV company. The company is responsible for all operational and maintenance tasks and undertakes and manages new investments in Kibirizi as per company board directions. The users (fishermen, business women and men and fishingf companies) of the landing site and the fish market are represented on the Board through their associations together with KUMC and LIC.

Improvement Highlights and Prospects

  • The landing site is expected to service 400 fishing boats and generate a profit of TZS 80 million in its first year of operation. 
  • With access to ice blocks and flakes, cooled storage and improved trading facilities, the fishermen are expected to reduce post-harvest losses from 35% to 10% and increase earnings by 30%. Reduced post-harvest losses will be achieved by using ice on the boats, at the market and during transportation and through training and awareness raising on improved hygiene and fish management. The availability of ice has made it possible to transport the fish even outside the region e.g. Tabora
  • The increased trading of quality fish and sardines is expected to create a minimum of 130 new jobs and the wider impact on transport, trading, input and value additions enterprises are calculated to be TZS 280 million in the first year.
  • The economic turnover can be more than doubled if fish landing is rationalized through closing down small, informal landing sites in the vicinity of Kibirizi. The driving factor for such rationalization will be the improved quality and increased range of services at Kibirizi.
  • Improved facilities and services to exporters is expected to lead to increased export of quality products meeting international sanitary standards.
  • A planned second phase upgrading will improve facilities at the fish market place and increase the drying capacity for sardines (dagaa).
  • In collaboration with representatives for the fishermen,KUMC and LIC will continue to explore opportunities for improving services and marketability of fish and fish products.

New private investors in processing and marketing are expected to take advantage of the improved facilities at Kibirizi Landing Site. 

Youa can watch a short video through this link Kibirizi Fish Landing Site Video

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LOCAL BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT REFORM ACTION PLANS

The LBER Plan aims to improve the business environment of micro, small, medium and large businesses, as a means to achieve higher level goals of job creation, economic growth and poverty reduction.

Below please find LBER plans.

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PUBLIC AND PRIVATE DIALOGUE FOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT – DODOMA AND KIGOMA

The Local Investment Climate (LIC) project addresses critical constraints to business development and economic growth at district level in the two regions of Dodoma and Kigoma in Tanzania. The project invests in Public-Private Dialogue (PPD), businesses service facilities like One-Stop-Business Centres as well as in public, private and Public-Private-Partnership infrastructures in support of business development.

Based on an initial mapping of business challenges in the two Regions (Kigoma and Dodoma) undertaken in 2014, it was realized that no formal and sound Public – Private Dialogue (PPD) platforms or mechanisms existed at district and regional levels, apart from a presidential decree to establish District Business Councils (DBCS). Based on this, the LIC project initiated a comprehensive support programme for the establishment of DBCs in all 16 districts of Dodoma and Kigoma and the Regional Business Council (RBC) at the two regional levels.

Key objectives of establishing PPD structures such as the DBCs/RDC are to build trust between public and private sector players and formulate and implement policies and programmes in support of business development. Only through PPD can all involved parties come to realise and understand the mutual benefits of a trust-based cooperation between public and private sector, guided by an agreed and shared vision and agenda for local economic and social development. 

The dialogues are also now utilized to identify potential new business opportunities within the districts and regions and for sharing and developing best practices in service delivery (by both public and private sectors entities) including business friendly revenue collection by Local Government Authorities.

DBCs and RBCs structures

According to the PPD guidelines issued by the Tanzania National Business Council (TNBC), the DBC membership is equally shared by public and private sector with 20 members from each. An Executive Committee is responsible for agenda setting and guidance of the DBC. Also the Executive Committee has equal representation. The DBC is chaired by the District Commissioner and the Executive Committee by the District Director both deputized by a representative from the private sector.

Members from the public sector are selected among heads of departments linked directly to business support and development and from business relevant government institutions present at district and regional levels. Private sector members are elected /selected from identified Private Sector Organisations from the respective Districts and Regions.

Major achievements from the PPD processes

  • Establishment of formal PPD dialogue platforms (DBCs) in all districts of Dodoma and Kigoma regions.
  • Establishment of formal PPD dialogue platforms (RBCs) in all regions of Dodoma and Kigoma regions.
  • With substantial input from LIC experiences with PPD, a review and formulation of new national guidelines for PPD has been undertaken - coordinated by the Tanzania National Business Council (TNBC).
  • Engagement of private sector during budget preparations in Local Government Authorities e.g. in Kongwa andMpwapwa.
  • As a result of improved relationships and trust having been established between private and public sectors at district level, several new and innovative investments and initiatives have been identified and realised, e.g. a Local Chicken Hub in Kongwa, One Stop Business Centres in all District of Kigoma and Dodoma Regions, upgrading of Kibirizi Landing Site and Fish Market in Kigoma Region, development of Kibakwe Agricultural Resource Centre in Mpwapwa in Dodoma Region and formulation of new by-laws to reduce/adjust crop-cess in several districts.
  • LIC is supporting Private Sector Organisations in both regions to get better organized and prepared to play an active role in PPD – in particular through active engagement in the DBCs. Through this support, the private sector has become a more constructive and pro-active partner to public sector in the promotion of a better business climate in the two regions to the benefit of both parties.
  • Reduction in the time taken to register a Business from an average of seven Days to two days in Kigoma and Dodoma.
  • The PPD processes have facilitated improvement of the quality of the advice LGA do receive from Private Sector.

Support to public sector engagement in PPD includes strengthening Local Government Authorities capacity to increase revenue collection without hurting business development.

One Stop Business Centre (OSBC)

LIC has supported the construction and equipping of OSBC in all districts and municipal/town councils in the two regions. The OSBC will become the place where the business community has access to marketing and business information, legal services, land registration and legalization, , taxation advise and support and eventually also banking services.
LIC project has invested around TZS 1.4 billion in the construction/renovation of OSBC including supply of furniture and IT equipment and internet connections. This investment is in addition to ongoing support to PPD processes and other private sector development projects in the two regions. For further information please visit www.lic.or.tz

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IMPROVEMENT OF KIBAKWE AGRICULTURE RESOURCE CENTRE - DODOMA

The Local Investment Climate (LIC) project addresses critical constraints to business development and economic growth at district level in the two regions of Dodoma and Kigoma in Tanzania. The project invests in Public-Private Dialogue (PPD), business service facilities like One-Stop-Business Centres as well as in public, private and Public-Private-Partnership infrastructures in support of business development. 

The Kibakwe Agriculture Resource Centre under the Ministry of Agriculture is located in Kibakwe, Mpwapwa District Council. The Center was established to provide agricultural knowledge - both theoretically and practically - to the communities within Kibakwe Ward. In December 2015, LIC was approached by Mpwapwa District Council tosupport finalisation of  the construction of a hostel at the Center and equip it with necessary educational tools. In support of this investment LIC project proposed the establishment of new management structure through a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) which includes contracting a private operator for managing centre activities.

Apart for the completion of the hostel, the LIC support –– included drilling of a water well, purchase and installation of a drip irrigation system, establishment of a nursery for production of  vegetable seeds and improved fruits seedlings, purchase of ICT equipment, installation of internet services, procurement of key agricultural machines and tools for the centre, and last but not least, support to the development of tailor-made training programs for  farmers including young farmers.

Project Highlights and Achievements

The infrastructure and training program improvements at the centre has enabled Mpwapwa District Council to offer better training to both farmers and youths. One case is 30 Ujuzi (Skills) Voucher Youths, a program being run in collaboration with the Loan Board and Visele - a private Agriculture and Livestock Institute in Mpwapwa- have undertaken practical training at the centre. Also seven vegetable farmers around the centre and six extension officers have got their horticulture knowledge upgraded to a level enabling them to attend further training at the horticultural training center SEVIA in Moshi.

Since the completion of the LIC support in March 2018, the centre has hosted a total of 170 farmers and youth including 60 youth undergoing a 6 month intensive horticultural education program. The next phase of the support program will look into ways of supporting the youth to get started as commercial producers of horticultural products including possible support to viable investments in processing.

The LIC support has included focus on attaining financial self-reliance of the centre through the SPV management structure. Income from hostel and workshop utilization together with sales of farm produce have substantially reduced the need for financial support from District Council. It has proven the viability of establishing such training centers through collaborative effort between the District authority and the private sector. This particular centre is focusing on the horticultural sector, but the model applied here can certainly be applied to other value chains in need of cost-effective education and training facilities and opportunities.

LIC has invested around TZS 194 million in the Improvement of Kibakwe Agriculture Resource Center.

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IMPROVEMENT OF BAHI PADDY SCHEMES - DODOMA

The Local Investment Climate (LIC) project addresses critical constraints to business development and economic growth at district level in the two regions of Dodoma and Kigoma in Tanzania. The project invests in Public-Private Dialogue (PPD), business service facilities like One-Stop-Business Centres as well as in public, private and Public-Private-Partnership infrastructures in support of business development.

In November 2016, LIC project received a proposal from Bahi District Council to invest in improving an irrigation facilities and production technologies for five paddy schemes in Bahi Sokoni, Matajira, Uhelela, Nguvumali and Mtazamo – all in Bahi district in Dodoma Region. The LIC investment further included support to land use planning for titling through use of cost effective satellite technologies and support to the establishment of financial management structures to ensure proper operation and maintenance of the schemes and revenue collection for Local Government Authorities.

Before the rehabilitation of the irrigation infrastructure, the distribution of water in the five irrigation schemes was poor and uneven, resulting in poor yields. The rehabilitation has resulted in a yield increases of 25-100%, the span indicating a wide gap between the most effective farmers and the less effective ones. The wide span is however also is an indication of the potential scope for increasing the yield on poorer performing farms through education to farmers and introduction of improved technologies and farming practices.

The investment undertaken by LIC has not only revolutionized paddy production in the respective schemes in Bahi but has also acted as an eye opener to paddy farmers and other potential investors and business people involved in the paddy value chain.

Project Highlights and Achievements

  • Increased rice production resulting from improved irrigation infrastructures and expansion of the irrigated /farmed land. Employment opportunities created in nursery preparation, plot preparation, transplanting, weeding, winnowing, bag shifting, processing and shipping but also in commerce as the overall increase in rice production and farmer income generates benefits to the wider economy of the local communities.
  • The increased output of rice has driven new private investments in warehouses and processing facilities.
  • Increasing farm incomes and profit margins have made farmers to realize the value of investing further in paddy production and processing. More farmers are now shifting from selling raw paddy to processed rice.
  • The Bahi District Council through an agreement with the producer associations is now realizing increased revenue collection of 8,000 TZS per plot.

LIC project has invested TZS 239 million to improve Bahi paddy schemes in Dodoma.

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MAPPING STUDIES AND VALUE CHAIN ANALYSES

Below is the list of different Mapping studies and Value chain analyses condected under LIC.

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INVITATION FOR QUOTATIONS

QUOTATION FOR PHASE II: UPGRADING OF KIBIRIZI LANDING SITE AND FISH MARKET AT KIGOMA-UJIJI MUNICIPALITY.

The Local Investment Climate Project (LIC) in collaboration with Kibirizi Landing Site Company Limited has set aside funds for the Phase II: Upgrading of Kibirizi Landing Site and Fish Market.

You are hereby invited to submit your price quotation for upgrading of Kibirizi Landing Site and Fish Market as described in the BoQ.

All electronic quotations must be delivered to the following e-mail addresses; mkumbo@gmail.com and cc’ing mkokokiza@gmail.com and plaizer@lic.or.tz

In case of site visit, you can contact Ms. Desderia Ndunguru; the General Manager for Kibirizi Landing Site Company Limited, through her e-mail address; desderiandunguru@yahoo.com or her mobile phone 0756 799 090.

The prices should be quoted in Tanzania Shilling and the payment will be made in Tanzania Shilling.

Deadline for submission will be on November 6th, 2018 before the close of business at 1700hours.

Late quotations shall not be accepted for evaluation irrespective of the circumstances.

For more information on BoQ for the proposed works and other relevant information, please click the "Invitation for quotation" button below to download the BoQ document.

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LIC ROUNDTABLE DINNER IN KIGOMA, 7th SEPTEMBER 2018

The Local Investment Climate (LIC) Kigoma Office organized a Roundtable Dinner on Friday 7th September 2018. The main purpose of this roundtable meeting was to create a platform to share information on the progress and development in the implementation of project activities in Kigoma region. The meeting was attended by top political and management leadership from Kigoma District, Kigoma Ujiji Municipal Council(KUMC), Kigoma and Uvinza District Councils.

Regional Commissioner (RC), Regional Administrative Secretary (RAS), Kigoma District Commissioner, Kigoma District Council Chairperson, KUMC Director, Kigoma and Uvinza District Council Executive Directors also attended the event as well as the representatives of RBC and DBC from Tanzania National Business Council (TNBC), Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture (TCCIA) and Jumuiya ya Wafanyabiashara Tanzania (JWT).

During the dinner, LIC Team Leader Flemming Winther Olsen presented a brief report on the progress and development of projects that are either currently funded or have been funded by LIC in the LGAs in the region. The Team Leader took the opportunity of the roundtable dinner to highlight challenges that LIC Kigoma is facing such as communication breakdown between RC office, LGAs and LIC which hinder the process of facilitating partnership activities and projects between LGAs and private sector entities.

The RC and the rest of the invited guests used the occasion to ask for information on the status of the implementation of several projects and clarity on a numbers of issues which to their opinion has either hindered the pace of implementing LIC supported projects in the region or have negatively contributed to the attainment of the desired results e.g Kakonko rice mill proposal and four markets rehabilitation proposal at Kigoma District Council. The event ended by closing remarks that emphasized the need to ensure that LIC supported projects are implemented successfully and the need to enhance communication and information sharing among all stakeholders that are involved in the implementation of LIC supported projects in the region.

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HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE REGIONAL BUSINESS COUNCIL MEETING IN KIGOMA, 24th AUGUST 2018

One of key purposes of the RBC is to improve business environment and maximize opportunities for investment in the region. Kigoma region has used this forum as a platform for open and friendly dialogue between the private and the public sector.

Business development stakeholders in Kigoma region held their first Regional Business Council (RBC) for this year on 24th August 2018. The meeting took place at the Regional Administrative Secretary (RAS) office conference hall and was chaired by The Regional Commissioner Retired Brigadier General Emmanuel Maganga. It was attended by delegates 21 from public sector and 16 from private sector and invitee representatives from ENABEL, SEEDCHANGE, TPA, ALAT, LIC, WMA, TIC, OIC, TNBC, NBC, BTC, WEE, UWAKI, NSSF, UN-KJP, WFP-KJP and media representatives from TBC,  ITV, AZAM TV, CHANNEL 10, CLOUDS TV and RADIO JOY.

One of the main agendas discussed during the RBC was the issue of multiple levies and taxes on fishing activities. Fishermen are being charged TSH 91,000 for inspection fee by SUMATRA and TZS 200,000 for fishing license fee by Local Government Authorities (LGAs). Umoja Wa Wavuvi Kigoma (UWAKI) that represents fishermen in Kigoma states that this multiple fees is high and consequently have negative effects in their businesses. The RBC resolved that there should be a meeting before the next RBC in November to discuss on this agenda, that will be chaired by RAS and attended by representative from UWAKI and SUMATRA.

Another key issue that was discussed in the RBC is the use of inappropriate weigh and measuring scales that make farmers sell their crops to traders for less amount of money than the actual prices that they are supposed to be paid. It was agreed that Weight and Measures Agency (WMA) will continue providing education to traders. Traders are responsible for making sure that authorized weighing scales are available in their businesses and that District Councils also put in place by-laws that WMA presented in RBC that will require all traders to use authorized weighing scales and District Councils should facilitate establishment of crop buying centers, Mvugwe buying center at Kasulu District Council will be done by 2020 .

Issuing of permits for transporting agricultural and livestock products to neighboring countries was mentioned to be another constraint that hinders development of trade between Kigoma region and the respective countries. The RBC resolved that RAS office and TCCIA should follow up on the matter so that it is addressed and solved and they will provide the feedback to the next RBC.

Cement and manufacturing of chalk was identified as a new area of potential investment in Kigoma. There was a resolution that a commission between DED Kigoma and NSSF will be created to track the possibilities of establishment of cement industry in Kigoma and all District Commissioners and District Executive Directors should go and identify availability of chalk in their area and provide the feedback in the next RBC.

The next RBC in Kigoma is to be held on the 14th of November.

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