The Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair (DITF) trade exhibitions reach climax today with the Permanent Secretary (PS) in the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr Adelhelm Meru, expected to grace the official closing ceremony.
The five-day industrial exhibition kicked off on Wednesday and the Minister for Industry Trade and Investment, Mr Charles Mwijage, officiated at the opening of the exhibitions on Thursday.
Tanzania Trade Development Authority (TANTRADE) Acting Director General, Edwin Rutageruka, said that the official closing is expected to be done at 4 pm and attended by various government leaders and members from the business community.
“The PS and his delegation will visit the exhibition area from 2pm and later proceed to a special area that has been prepared for an official closing ceremony,’’ he said. Yesterday, the Minister for Finance and Planning, Dr Philip Mpango, visited the DITF grounds to see the various industrial exhibitions. He was greeted by a big turnout of people who came to see various industrial products.
“For the country to drive its industrial economy agenda, we need to cherish our own industrial goods and I urge all the youth of this country to be proud of the good job they are doing,’’ he said.
At the Small Industries Development Organisation (SIDO) pavilion, the minister asked industrial owners and workers to embrace creativity to ensure that the products produced were of high quality in order to win customers.
“We want to see in the next five years our locally produced products from our own industries trading with a Tanzanian trademark,’’ said Dr Mpango. According to Mr Rutageruka, the aim of the trade exhibitions was to complement the fifth government’s ambition of transforming the country into a semi-industrial economy by 2025