Dar es Salaam. The government has reaffirmed its commitment to support and cooperate with the private sector, arguing that it recognises its role in the industrialisation drive.
The permanent secretary in the Prime Minister's Office (Policy and Coordination), Prof Faustine Kamuzora, said this on Thursday.
"In every country in the world, the private sector is the catalyst for sustainable development. Therefore, the government acknowledges the contribution of private sector to the country's economic growth," he said.
Prof Kamuzora made the remarks when he addressed participants during a symposium organized by the Mwalimu Nyerere Memorial Academy held on Thursday, October 11, 2018 in Dar es Salaam.
His remarks came as a response following harsh revelations issued recently by the private sector stakeholders who accused the government of failing to create enabling investment environment.
Among others, the stakeholders are concerned of tax burden, and lack of private sector consultation in implementation of mega development projects.
Meanwhile, during the symposium, the permanent secretary also used the opportunity to brief the participants about the underway government's plan to construct a port in Bagamoyo District, Coast Region.
According to him, the port completion will create jobs for at least 3,000 Tanzanians, among other benefits.
Yesterday's second day of the symposium was officiated by Kigamboni District Commissioner Sarah Msafiri Alli.
Among others, the DC assured the participants of the fifth phase government's commitment to incorporate the generated recommendations into the national programmes with a view on transforming the potential sectors of industry, agriculture, among others.
The discussions on Thursday entered the second day after the Kigamboni-based institution on Wednesday organised the ongoing symposium ahead of the 19th Anniversary of Mwalimu Julius Nyerere's death.