Tanganyika became a Sovereign State on 9th December 1961 and a Republic in 1962. Zanzibar became independent on 19th December 1963 as a constitutional monarchy under the sultan and the People’s Republic of Zanzibar was established after the Revolution of 12th January 1964. The two Sovereign States formed the United Republic of Tanzania on 26th April 1964. The United Republic of Tanzania is a nation in East Africa bordered by Kenya and Uganda to the north, Rwanda, Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the west, and Zambia, Malawi and Mozambique to the south. The country’s eastern borders lie on the Indian Ocean. The name Tanzania is a portmanteau of Tanganyika and Zanzibar. The two states united in 1964 to form the United Republic of Tanganyika and Zanzibar, which later the same year was renamed the United Republic of Tanzania.
President Dr. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete was born at Msoga village, Chalinze in Bagamoyo district on 7th October, 1950 and attended primary and Middle School at Msoga and St. John Bosco Lugoba between 1958 and 1965. He also got his Secondary School education at Kibaha (1966 – 1969) and Tanga (1970 – 1971).
He graduated from the University of Dar es Salaam in 1975 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics degree. In 1976 he joined the Tanzania Military Academy, Monduli and was commissioned to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and later became a chief instructor at the Monduli political College.
Hon. Dr. Kikwete has held different positions with the ruling party CCM in Singida and Tabora regions as well as in Nachingwea and Masasi districts. In 1988 he was appointed Member of Parliament and Deputy Minister of Energy and Minerals. In 1990 he was elected Member of Parliament for Bagamoyo constituency from 1990 to 1995 and was appointed Minister for Water, Energy and Minerals. Also Dr. Kikwete was a Minister for Finance in 1994 and Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation from 1995 to 2005 when he was elected the President of the United Republic of Tanzania.
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Although Tanzania is a country rich in culture and traditions, its history is also one of the treasured heritage and pride. From the early days of mankind’s history, man has called the land of Tanzania home – its verdant mountains as well as its scrubland plains. Find out more about our country’s rich history from the arrival of merchants and traders on the Swahili Coast to the peaceful political climate that exists today.
Tanzanians enjoy a climate of freedom and peace during daily lives, and value community and togetherness very highly. Religion is an expression of community and culture, and one that binds all of us as citizens, not only to our country but also to the people around us. Tanzanians practice Christianity, Islamic, and traditional African religions in tolerance and understanding.
Religion defines our community and our sense of identity, but culturally, we are all Tanzanians. Our culture and traditions can be seen through everything we are surrounded with as well as the handicrafts that are the specialties of our country. Visitors to Tanzania will find the section on shopping immensely useful in helping them decide what to bring back for their friends and loved ones from our amazing country | www.tanzaniatouristboard.com | www.mnrt.go.tz |
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Tanzania is the 4th largest gold producer in Africa after South Africa, Ghana and Mali. Gold production currently stands at roughly 40 tonnes a year, copper at 2980 tonnes, silver at 10 tonnes and diamond at 112670 carats. In total the mining sector contributes 2.8% to GDP each year but this could rise considerably in future years, with Business Monitor International (BMI) forecasting average annual growth in the sector of 7.7% between 2011 and 2015. BMI also predict a doubling in value of the sector between 2010 and 2015, from US$0.64bn to US$1.28bn.
Minerals that have been identified in Tanzania include gold, iron ore, nickel, copper, cobalt, silver, diamond, tanzanite, ruby, garnet, limestone, soda ash, gypsum, salt, phosphate, coal, uranium, gravel, sand and dimension stones.
The major pieces of legislation governing the industry today are the 1997 Mineral Policy, 1998 Mineral Act and 2010 Mineral Act which can be found on the website for the Parliament of Tanzania: www.parliament.go.tz |www.tcme.or.tz|
The National Energy Policy objectives are to ensure availability of reliable and affordable energy supplies and their use in a rational and sustainable manner in order to support national development goals. The national energy policy, therefore, aims to establish an efficient energy production, procurement, transportation, distribution and end-use systems in an environmentally sound and sustainable manner. United States President, Barack Obama has urged the Tanzanian government to ensure effective implementation of the electricity projects under the multi-billion dollar ‘Power Africa project’, financed by the US. President Obama made the statement during a brief visit to the Symbion Power Plant in Ubungo, Dar es Salaam early July, this year, where he launched the project. He insisted on avoiding unnecessary delays during the implementation of the project saying would benefit neither the country nor its people.In the project, US government will contribute 7 billion US dollars, and 9 billion US dollars will be from the private sector. The two parties were urged to participate fully in the implementation of the project so the public can see the benefits in reducing poverty. Mentioning Symbion as a good example of projects that his country will implement in the African continent to increase electricity production, President Obama stressed that the target is to increase power generation to 10,000 MW that will benefit homes and businesses totaling 20 million
Manufacturing sector in Tanzania contributes about 9.9 percent (in 2008). Its performance in recent years has experienced impressive trends; fast annual growth rates, exports and capacity utilisation. The contribution of manufactured exports to total exports increased from 6.9 percent (2003) to 24.6 percent (2008). Its share of employment is estimated at one third of non-agricultural private employment (industry and services). Although the sector is currently small, it has the potential to create better-paying jobs relative to those in agriculture. www.tic.co.tz
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The Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA) is a regulatory body established under the Public Procurement Act CAP 410 as repealed by the Public Procurement Act No.7 of 2011.The Authority is charged with regulatory functions and vested with oversight powers and responsibilities on all public procurement activities carried by all public bodies in the mainland Tanzania.
The objectives of PPRA are to ensure the application of fair, competitive, transparent, non-discriminatory and value for money procurement standards and practices; set standards for the public procurement systems in United Republic of Tanzania; monitor compliance of procuring entities;and build ,in collaboration with Public Procurement Policy Division and other relevant professional bodies, procurement capacity in the United Republic.
key sectors for worldwide investors : energy (solar, hydro, biomass, renewable ..), infrastructure, roads, natural resources, mining, agriculture, forestry, telecommunications, tourism and ecotourism, responsible tourism, education, research, health, fisheries, transport
ANTI CORRUPTION BOARD
The Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB), is a law enforcement institution established and mandated by the Prevention and Combating of Corruption Act No. 11 of 2007 to prevent corruption, educate the society on the effects of this problem, and enforce the law against corruption. Section 5 of this law establishes the Bureau as an independent public body, and Section 7 sets out its functions. The mandate and operations of PCCB are limited to Tanzania Mainland. In the endeavor to combat corruption the Bureau adopts the three-prong approach, namely by prevention, public awareness, investigation and prosecution of offenders.
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WELCOME TO TANZANIA
A Country of all assets and all opportunities. For investors this is a vastness of oportunities to do business in the diverse sectors of the Tanzanian economy also in priority sectors. With its natural potential, Tanzania offers for its visitors is a concentrate of African tourism, National parks,
(www.tanzaniaparks.com) its wonders Mount Kilimanjaro and Serengeti savana worldwide recognized gives Tanzania the first place among the tourist destinations in Africa . Thank you to contact the diplomatic missions of your respective countries to prepare your trip, welcome in Tanzania.