LOCAL BUSINESS COMMUNITY UTILIZE THE OPPORTUNITIES BY PARTICIPATE IN EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY TRADE; MACHEMBA

THE TCCIA CHAIRPERSON DANIEL MACHEMBA

Mwanza — THE Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture (TCCIA) has urged local business community to utilize opportunities to actively participate in the East African Community trade.

The TCCIA Chairperson, Daniel Machemba, said that it was imperative for business people to make effective use of available opportunities so as to survive competition in the region. The chairperson was speaking when opening a one-day workshop that deliberated matters related to improving trade flow within the East African Community.

The workshop was funded by the Centre for Development Enterprise (CDP) and its fundamental objective was to inculcate public awareness on business related matters among small and medium business community. Mr Machemba said that most small and medium enterprises do not know the meaning of EAC protocol and matters related to the East African Community.

He said, for example, Kenyans make use of these opportunities because Tanzanians lack experience in doing business. Presenting a paper during the workshop, the facilitator, Mr Kalua Simba, said that TCCIA is aimed at empowering small and medium entrepreneurs with knowledge of trading. Mr Simba showed concern over Mwanza Region for failing to produce and export more as the region can benefit from the EAC protocol than other regions.

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