Author: Padili Mikomangwa

Padili Mikomangwa is an environmentalist based in Tanzania. . He is passionate about helping communities be aware of critical issues cutting across, environmental economics and natural resources management. He holds a bachelors degree in Geography and Environmental Studies from University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Uganda, Kenya, and Tanzania are building their oil and gas economies at a very fast pace Algeria is Africa’s leading natural gas producer, with almost 2.4 trillion cubic meters of proven reserves Nigeria is Africa’s largest oil producer, and Africa accounted for approximately eight per cent of the global oil output in 2020 When it comes to oil and gas in Africa, there is plenty of potential to produce enough energy on the continent. Africa accounted for approximately eight per cent of the global oil output in 2020. Similarly, at least 330 million metric tonnes of oil will be produced…

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Further, the IMF argued that the ECF arrangement for Tanzania supports government priorities, strengthening fiscal space for much-needed social spending and high-yield public investment, resuming and advancing the authorities’ structural reform agenda and strengthening financial deepening and stability.

Moreover, the IMF statement noted that “the ECF arrangement is centred on supporting the economic recovery from the scarring effects of Covid-19 and coping with spillovers from the war in Ukraine; preserving macroeconomic stability, and advancing the structural reform agenda toward sustainable and inclusive growth.”

On a broader scale, the IMF’s financial support goes after levitating Tanzania’s essential priorities.

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On a broader scale, gas is relatively cheaper than charcoal. Government reports note that an average cost of a family on energy stands at $51 per month, preferably going to charcoal as an option. Meanwhile, the same family could revert the prices and invest in a 15 kg cylinder of gas sold at $20 (The Citizen).

The LPG industry in Tanzania stands to change for the better as consumption increases. At the helm of introducing new investments in the oil and gas sector, Tanzania’s LPG industry is slated for the best.

On a comparison basis, the Tanzania LPG industry is doing relatively well compared to the past years. Via Taifa Gas Limited, 35 plans and storage facilities have been established since 2016.

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Tanzania has been ambitious from day one to strike oil. However, it took a while to find oil deposits, and it will take time to commercialize the oil discovered—a tedious but necessary process.

Oil and gas exploration in Tanzania has been taking place since 1952. The Discovery of oil reserves in Tanzania’s Wembere-Eyasi proves the long wait was worth a while.

In the same suit as its neighbouring nation, Tanzania is to undergo a rigorous process to commercialize the oil discovered entirely.

For instance, in Kenya, which discovered oil and experienced the first stages of (testing) exporting at least 200,000 barrels—the nation is working to build the functioning and healthy infrastructure necessary to tap the existing potential.

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African movies are transforming the entertainment landscape. The award-winning African film, Vuta N’Kuvute (Tug of War), a 2021 Tanzanian creative, mesmerizing and nostalgic film, is unifying and bringing back the lost touch with history to big screens across African cinemas. African movies, just like this one, directed and co-written by a true African auteur, Amil Shivji, remind us how important filmmaking is towards integration and development. Africa has more than 1.37 billion people across 54 countries, exhibiting various economic projections, political approaches and cultural diversity that makes the entire region iconic. History has taught us a vital lesson that any…

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African nation’s like Rwanda are investing in top-notch ICT systems Industrialization in Africa is yet a challenge being tackled by most economies Despite the pandemic hitting global economies several African nations stood strong Follow the numbers they say, if one wants to understand how Africa can go beyond the typical growth trajectory that does not commensurate with its natural capital and human potential to attain economic freedom. Sustainable development is rather crucial for Africa to attain. On that note, efforts such as Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCTA) are a tool the region employs to breathe life into that ambition.…

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Earlies this month, the government of Tanzania demonstrated how serious the nation is with a big deal sealed in the nation’s capital, Dodoma, on Saturday (11 June).

The Government of Tanzania and its partners, including global industry giants Equinor, Shell and ExxonMobil, have set the bar so high with a historic Host Government Agreement (HGA), which will realize ambitious gas and Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) mega project.

The $30 billion natural gas project aims to produce 10 million tons per annum of LNG for export with transformational potential for industrialization by bringing investment, technology, skills and infrastructure to the country, which will benefit Tanzanian businesses and its citizens.

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Nala is a cross-border payments company based in Tanzania. Selcom is a Pan African financial and payment services provider, offering a comprehensive range of payment, issuing and acquiring services.

Nala, whose services can be accessed via a customized, easy-to-use mobile application, has seeded its services in seven countries, including the US, UK, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Ghana and Tanzania.

During the press conference, a live demonstration of a money transfer from the UK to a Tanzanian mobile wallet was conducted and became a success in less than a minute.

Benjamin Fernandez, Nala’s founder and Chief Executive Officer, stressed the importance of uprooting tech-savvy local talents to enhance the local fintech landscape as Tanzania lags in fintech take-up.

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The DRC investment summit is a creative tool used by the nation to attract global investment stakeholders. According to the summit organizers, the summit brings together international investors, businesses, developers, and policymakers to attract and retain investment, as well as discuss trends that influence economic growth in the DRC.

DRC is arguably one of Africa’s richest countries in terms of natural resources, but it still ranks lower in investment performance.

Furthermore, DRC’s Human Capital index is 0.3 percent below the SSA average of 4 percent.

DRC has the world’s third-largest human population of impoverished people, which the WB argued remains widespread and is increasing due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Entebbe airport stands to transform Uganda’s movement over time as it advances to become an oil economy alongside Tanzania.

South Africa, one of the wealthiest countries, has the largest road network, 750,000kms, while Tanzania, East Africa’s competitive economy, has more than 86,000km of roads.

In the current economic scenario, where uncertainty brought by economic shocks from the pandemic and political tensions force nations to expand their horizon of influence, the past years have shown why African infrastructures must be robust and conducive to enhancing value creation.

Whoever moves fast and swiftly dominates the economic conversation. South Africa, Kenya, Namibia and Nigeria are among the top African nations with more robust economies.

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