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- In the year before Samia’s administration, Tanzania’s FDI closed 2020 at $3.16 billion though the Covid-19 pandemic might have impacted the inflows.
- Between March 2021 and February 2023, the number of registered funded projects rose from 455 to 575, equivalent to a 26 percent increase.
- Investment expansion in Tanzania trickled down towards the community during the period under review, and job creation grew from 61,900 to 87,187.
Over the past six years, Tanzania investment sector has gone through a somewhat cyclic pattern. Former President John Magufuli’s polices were deemed unfriendly by investors forcing capital to flee to more predictable and profitable markets.
However, in the last two years, there has been a wind of change brought about by President Samia Suluhu who has taken a pro-business approach focused on improving international business and diplomatic relations in the region and across the world.
According to data from Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC), …
- The European Union Investment Bank (EIB) have agreed with commercial banks to unlock a whole new business financing valued at around $580 million.
- The EU is optimistic about the government’s efforts to attract businesses and support investment
- Tanzania Development Vision (TDV) 2025 indicates that about 54.3 percent of Tanzania’s small, medium and micro enterprises (MSMEs)
Over the past two years, President Samia’s administration has not only brought back confidence to investors who left Tanzania but attracted new ones and reinforced the old partners, including the United States.
Tanzania is walking confident with almost $1 billion in investment from various companies from the US, thanks to President Samia’s US visit in April 2022.
The European Union Investment Bank (EIB) and other investors have agreed with commercial banks in Tanzania to unlock a whole new business financing valued at around $580 million.
The support is breathing life into additional capital to small …
The Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC) said that the country garnered a 22.2 percent rise in registered projects over the past five months. 132 additional projects will be registered between July and November of 2022, compared to 102 during the same period in 2021.
Tanzania is making significant progress in attracting the appropriate investment over time and space. This development is attributable to the current government under the leadership of President Samia Suluhu Hassan, whose dedication to expanding investment is shared by the whole economy.
Tanzania's economy is currently at 5,2 percent of GDP (3rd quarter 2022) and 4.9 percent inflation. Notwithstanding this, growth in other vital areas has been crucial to ensure Tanzania's industrialization goals remain on track.
According to a research published by African Mining Market on February 13, the mining industry in East Africa is witnessing tremendous expansion. Whereby, Tanzania’s sector is adding to the GDP whose proportion
Politics in Tanzania are now taking a different shape compared to the past five years. Opposition parties in Tanzania, such as CHADEMA and ACT are collaborating with the main leading party CCM to put the nation in the right economic boost trajectory.
Over the past two decades, East Africa has witnessed how political instability has dealt a blow to economic growth. During the 2007/2008 post-election violence in Kenya, the country recorded its worst economic performance. The ripple effects spread to neigbouring countries of Uganda and as far as Rwanda and DRC.
Tanzania had its own political turmoil between 2015 and 2020 where human rights and press freedom were often infringement.
However, Tanzania, which has ambitions of becoming an industry-driven economy, is tuning its economic pro-growth policies in the right way to attract the necessary investors and environment for sustainable development.
This economic vision is now being backed by President Samia
- The tripling of investment in 2022 is a statement to the world that the East African nation is open for business.
- The success is a straightforward strategic plan from President Samia’s administration since she assumed office in March 2021.
Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC) records show that the year 2022 has made the statement ‘Invest in Tanzania’ hold water. Over the past months, several activities have echoed across multiple fields, including manufacturing, transportation and tourism.
TIC records show that from July to November 2022 there was an increase of 22.2 percent in investment projects (132 registered projects) compared to 102 projects registered during the same period in July to November 2021.
In October, the American firm Moody’s Investors Service changed its status on Tanzania’s outlook from stable to positive, noting that political risks have declined under President Samia Suluhu Hassan’s administration, which concurrently promotes economic development and strong diplomatic ties.
The government is already working on all issues facing Dangote’s factor on President Suluhu’s directives. This means Tanzania is reshuffling its strategies and operations along the investment lines, to keep up with the rest of the region far ahead of her.
As a country that graduated to a low-middle-income level much more effort towards building sound and attracting an investment environment is required.
The current small achievements prove that there is more coming from President Suluhu’s administration in terms of advancing more foreign investment in the country.…