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.