Solution-based approaches key to industrialisation, says MCL boss

Thursday October 4 2018

Mwananchi Communications Limited (MCL) managing

Mwananchi Communications Limited (MCL) managing director Mr Francis Nanai. 

By John Namkwahe @johnteck3 jnamkwahe@tz.nationmedia.com

Dar es Salaam. The managing director of Mwananchi Communications Limited (MCL) Mr Francis Nanai on Thursday, October 4, 2018 called on players of the industrial sector to come up with appropriate solution-based approaches.

According to him, the solution-based approaches will help transform the sector as the ambitious industrialisation agenda gathers momentum.

Mr Nanai made the remark when delivering an opening speech during the second round of the Mwananchi Thought Leadership Forum, which discussed Tanzania's industrialisation agenda in Dar es Salaam on Thursday.

The event was graced by the Industry, Trade and Investment minister, Mr Charles Mwijage.

"I urge participants to use this opportunity to suggest important recommendations, which will help stem the tide of challenges facing the sector,"

For his part, country representative of the United Nations Industrial development Organisation (Unido), Dr Stephen Kargbo, expressed optimism that Tanzania is capable of transforming the industrial sector because it has experts, who can help the country achieve its ambitious middle income economy by 2025.

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"I commend the organisers for preparing this event because it engages stakeholders to discuss various issues. We support the government to promote inclusive and sustainable development through industries," he said.

He added: "I acknowledge that Tanzania has experts with whom we can cooperate to achieve sustainable development through industries."

Mr Kargbo further assured the government of Unido's support towards achieving the middle income economy by 2025.

"We are working with government institutions to promote the energy sector because it is one of the most important sectors, which can enable the government to achieve its industrialisation goal,” he said.

The event was broadcast live through ITV Tanzania and Radio One and streamed by the Mwananchi Communications Limited (MCL) YouTube channel. 

The forum brought together experts, stakeholders and individuals for a dialogue that sought to explore opportunities and suggest solutions to challenges facing the industrialisation agenda.