The Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (TCCIA) plans to organise international trade fairs in all regions with the view to promoting products manufactured in the respective regions across the country. This was revealed by the National TCCIA vice president, Mr Yakub Hasham, before the minister for Trade and Industry, Dr Abdallah Kigoda, who officiated the maiden international trade fair at the Tangamano Grounds in Tanga early this week.
Mr Hasham said that the Tanga fair was one of such fairs.He said that TCCIA has already organised an East Africa Trade Fair in Mwanza and the Arusha Pamoja Fair for financial institutions. “We aim to organise trade fairs in all the regions in Tanzania to promote locally made products,” Mr Hasham, who is a past TCCIA – Tanga chairman pointed out.
He hailed organisations and companies that contribute to cover the costs. These include: Tanga Cement, Katani, the Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA), the Tanzania Investment Bank, Neelkanth Company, Tanga City Council and the Tanga Pharmaceuticals & Plastics Ltd (TPPL). For his part, Dr Kigoda challenged Tanzanians to be patriotic and consumer locally manufactured goods, saying their quality was increasing.
A love for our products would help to increase their markets and ultimately production,” he said, emphasizing that all Tanzanians have a responsibility towards building the nation.