RC OF TABORA OPENS SIDO CENTRAL ZONE EXHIBITION
SIDO Central Zone exhibition which includes Tabora, Kigoma, Singida and Katavi Regions organized the SMEs Zonal Exhibition which was conducted from 7th to 12th September 2016 at Chipukizi Grounds -Tabora Municipality in Tabora Region.
Many SMEs and various organizations participated in the Exhibition and exhibited their products and services which included engineering, food processing, leather, textiles, soap, mixed herbs and hand made products. The organizations and financial institutions that participated to the exhibition were TANTRADE, TBS, BTI, TRA, WMA, VETA, MAGEREZA, HALOTEL, NMB, CRDB and DTB Bank.
The Exhibition was officially opened by a guest of honor, the Regional Commissioner (RC) of Tabora Hon. Aggrey D.J. Mwanri on 9th September 2016. In his opening speech, he told the public that he was proud of his region being a host of SIDO Central Zone Exhibition. He believes that exhibitions are major steps for investments within the Region and the country as a whole and that the event like will pave a way towards country’s middle economy by 2025. Explaining the investments’ impact, he said that investments increase capital injection, improves technology, creates employment, and improve Government revenues within the region and the country’s economy.
Among the visitors were government officials at district and regional levels including Kigoma Regional Commissioner Hon. Brig. Gen. Emmanuel Maganga,CCM Party Leaders, District Commissioners and District Executive Directors from Tabora, Kigoma and Singida regions.
Thanking the LGAs and other stakeholders who contributed to support the exhibition,Hon. Aggrey D.J. Mwanri appealed to the LGAs to keep on supporting SIDO zonal exhibitions as wellas the SMEs to participate in exhibitions and showcase their products. He further added that LGAs must also set aside land for industrial clusters in the district areas. He urged the LGAs to collaborate with SIDO in implementing One District One Product (ODOP) Strategy for industrialization in their respective districts.
For SMEs, the guest of honor encouraged them to effectively tape business opportunities through available SMEs trainings, zonal exhibitions, roads and railways infrastructures across the country. He alsourged themto establish and engage in Savings and Credit Cooperative Societies (SACCOS) for business initial capital.
On his party, the Director General of SIDO Engineer Professor Sylvester Mpanduji requested all the districts to keep on assisting and facilitating SMEs in their areas to establish small industries and utilize available resources. By doing so we will enable the establishment of industries all over the country and fulfill the directives of the fifth government of making Tanzania to be a country of industries.