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Interview with H.E. Dr. Jakaya Kikwete President Of The United Republic Of Tanzania

Interview with H.E. Dr. Jakaya Kikwete President Of The United Republic Of Tanzania

TanzaniaInvest had the pleasure to conduct an exclusive interview with H.E. Dr. Jakaya Kikwete, President of the United Republic of Tanzania. In the interview TanzaniaInvest and President Kikwete discuss the current state of the economy and the government forecasts for the coming years, the investment opportunities available, the upcoming oil & gas industry and the government commitment to r...

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About Tanzania

Tanzania is located in the eastern side of Africa. On the northern side it is bounded by Kenya and Uganda, on the western side there is Democratic Republic of the Congo and on the southern side there is Mozambique and Zambia. On the eastern side of the country there is Indian Ocean. There are 26 regions in the Tanzania. President represents the head of the country. Mainland includes 21 regions and five regions are found in Zanzibar. There are 99 districts and each district has one council. Councils serve as local governments to serve the people. Total number of councils operating in Tanzania is 114, out of which 22 belongs to the urban areas and 92 for the rural areas. Urban councils are further divided into city councils and municipal councils.

The country Tanzania discovered its name from Tanganyika and Zanzibar. These two states were united in the year 1964. Later, a new name was given to these two combined states which were named as the United Republic of Tanzania. In Tanzania, people elect the president and the other members of the National assembly directly by voting and the term of their ruling is for five years. Prime minister is appointed by the president and the prime minister of the country acts as the leader of the government in the national assembly. The president also has a power to choose ten non-elected members in the parliament and these elected members can become members of the cabinet. There are 343 members in the national assembly. Women also get 30% seats in the national assembly.

The main occupation of the people is agriculture and the economy of the country is highly dependent upon the agriculture. Most of the land in Tanzania is used for agricultural purposes. Natural resources of natural gas and minerals are found in the country. Tanzania leads in the production of gold at the third place in the world. Another important gemstone found in Tanzania is tanzanite which is the characteristic gem found here only. There are different minerals found in Tanzania. Some of the important minerals found in Tanzania are uranium, gold, coal, nickel, platinum, etc. Mineral production is less in the country due to less availability of the resources. Therefore, agriculture accounts for the overall economy of the country.

Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro is situated in Tanzania and is one of the main features that attract tourists in the country. There are many beaches and national parks located in the nearby areas which make it an important tourist spot. Different lakes found in Tanzania are the Lake Victoria, Lake Malawi and Lake Tanganyika. The above tourist places have become a center of attraction and the money earned from tourism helps in the growth of the economy of the country. Tourists can get affordable accommodation in the nearby areas. Wide range of five star hotels and small guest houses are available in the country for the tourists stay. During the hot season the temperature ranges between 50 and 60 degree C and during the cold season it ranges between 10 and 20 degree C. November to February is the hottest period in Tanzania and country experiences severe cold during the months of May to August. There are two major rainfalls that occur in Tanzania.

There is uneven distribution of population in Tanzania. There are different ethnic groups found in Tanzania. Most of the people in Tanzania follow Christianity and few are the followers of the Muslim religion. People in Tanzania speak Swahili language. English is also used as an official language in Tanzania. Tribal people also speak their own language but the mother tongue of the people of Tanzania is Swahili language and they learn English to compete all over the world or to communicate with people of other countries. 73% of the total population of Tanzania is literate. Education is compulsory till the age of fifteen but children fail to get education till this age. The main cause of death during infancy is malaria. Pneumonia and diarrhea are two other causes of deaths in Tanzania. There are local and private health clinics to serve the people of Tanzania. HIV/AIDS infection is common among the adult population. Measures are being taken to prevent the transmission of HIV/AIDS infection.

Tanzania participates in the Southern African Development Community to interact the people and for the growth of the economy of the country. Tanzania receives grants from other countries for its survival. Wood and charcoal is used to meet the energy demands. But now, water is also being used to produce electricity. To provide business and investment opportunities to the people of Tanzania it is starting a program to privatize the public offices so that more people can get jobs. Various methods are adopted for the privatization of the public sectors to help in the growth of the economy of the country.

 

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