Dar es Salaam – Some Tanzanian entrepreneurs, who will attend this year’s Turkey-Africa Economic and Business Forum, were officially welcomed over the weekend, with the government urging them to use the platform to learn and build a network that would increase their productivity. .

“I hope you take the opportunity to learn how your Turkish counterparts have managed to fare. You also need to create networks that will help you increase your productivity because when you are doing well, the government also benefits. ‘better revenue collection, “said Minister of Industry and Commerce Prof. Kitila Mkumbo.

He was speaking in Dar es Salaam over the weekend at an event to highlight some entrepreneurs who will be attending the nine-day event under the sponsorship of CRDB Bank Plc and Go Extra Miles Safaris. CRDB Bank retail banking manager Boma Raballa said the lender has decided to support Tanzanian entrepreneurs in the hope that they would take the opportunity to learn some issues from their Turkish counterparts.

“In addition to strengthening relations and business ties between Tanzania and Turkey, we believe that travel has many benefits for our entrepreneurs. In addition to participating in the forum, they will also have the opportunity to visit some Turkish factories to learn how various products are made. made there, ”he said.

CRDB Bank Plc, he said, sponsored the entrepreneurs with a soft loan in an effort to ensure that their trips out of the country for the forum did not affect the flow of money into their businesses. .

Go Extra Mile Safaris General Manager Ms. Diana Gasper said the trip offers enormous learning and market expansion opportunities for Tanzanian entrepreneurs.

More than 100 Tanzanian entrepreneurs are expected to attend this year’s Turkey-Africa Economic and Business Forum, which ends on October 27.