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Dar Es Salaam Tanzania

Despite the global economic shocks caused by covid-19, in July 2020 the World Bank Group (WB), Tanzania’s development partner categorized Tanzania as a lower middle-income country—which was one of the crucial country milestones achieved over the past year.

Tanzania which is currently eyed to be one of the best performers in the region, despite the pandemic shocks, economy forecasters such as Focus Economics anticipated the East African economy to grow by 5.8 per cent.

However, the WB latest Tanzania economic update proposed several key issues to be prioritized by Tanzania to keep a tight grip on the economic status and ascend further.

Tanzania is currently striving to realize its Development Vision (TDV) 2025 further, by having institutional framework changes on crucial sectors—on the mining sector, taxing, investment and transforming Tanzania into a strategic powerhouse by utilizing its natural gas.

The bank’s Raising the Bar: Achieving Tanzania’s Development Vision, exposed various …

Covid in africa testing voa

The pandemic has shown the globe that more is needed to fortify our systems, as nearly 95 million people have contracted the virus and more than two million people have succumbed to it, while millions face the economic shocks of the virus, particularly those located in developing economies. 

A World Economic Forum (WEF) publication which is part of The Davos Agenda (a virtual global leaders’ meeting on sustaining an inclusive and cohesive future) noted that the pandemic has exposed several threats to the world. …


Tanzania, one of Africa’s fastest-growing economy has taken a deliberate step to increase its 2021/22 financial year budget by 4 per cent to accelerate economic growth.

According to the Tanzanian Legal and Constitutional Affairs minister, Dr Mwigulu Nchemba, standing on behalf of the Finance and Planning Minister in Parliament yesterday, cited the increase to be attributed by several issues including an amplified requirement by the consolidate fund(The Citizen)

“This includes [money required for] repayment of government debt; money required to cater for promotions of public servants and new jobs [in the public service],” he said.

According to information from The Citizen, this increment comes as the East African nation prep for its third five-year development blueprint.

Tanzania—which was categorized by the World Bank, as a low middle-income country on July 2020, will raise its budget from around $14.6 billion allocated in 2020/2021 financial year to around $15.5 billion, which is …