Tanzania: Kinana wants more efficiency at the port of Dar es Salaam
VICE Chairman of Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) Abdulrahman Kinana (Tanzania Mainland) has ordered the government to make more improvements to Dar es Salaam Port so that it can handle cargo more efficiently.
Mr. Kinana recently made an appeal statement at the event to launch Silent Ocean Ltd and Kilimanjaro Star Cargo.
His call came after he spoke about the country’s business community wanting the port to continue improving its cargo handling capacity to continue reducing cargo loading and unloading time.
Secretary General of the Tanzania Business Community (JWT), Ismael Mwinyi, and Chairman of the Dar es Salaam Business Community, Yusuph Yenga, have unanimously called for more efficiency in cargo handling.
“We have heard all your concerns and we call on the government to act to improve the situation, because everyone who starts a business wants to grow,” Kinana said.
He recalled President Samia Suluhu Hassan’s directives to ministers to review laws that appear hostile to business.
On his part, Innocent Bashungwa, Minister of State in the Office of the President (Regional Administration and Local Government), called on the business community to work with the government to create an enabling business environment in the country.
The minister added that the government is aware of the challenges faced by businessmen in the country and is working to create a friendly environment for business to operate.
On the other hand, Mr. Yenga commended the government for collecting revenue including taxes from businessmen without resorting to force.
“Currently, the TRA makes us happy as they collect taxes without forces,” Yenga said.
Speaking earlier, Managing Director of Ocean Ltd and Kilimanjaro Star Cargo, Mr. Mohamed Soloka said they have opened a new branch in the United States as part of efforts to expand their services.