He made the remarks yesterday as he officiated at the Fifth People’s Economic Empowerment Workshop here, citing his priorities such as strengthening health services, protecting the community, water, electricity and free education work.
“Healthy and educated people with enabling infrastructure are essential components of our country’s economic growth,” he said.
Inclusive economic empowerment is a major requirement for sustainable growth, through which the government has organized the 2025 Development Vision which, among other aspects, focuses on an enabling environment that will allow the country to benefit economically, social, political and cultural.
Development Vision 2025 also emphasizes higher living standards, peace, solidarity, good governance and a robust competitive economy, he noted, noting that the government has developed various policies aimed at sustainable development and an inclusive economy.
Among these policies is the 2004 National People’s Economic Empowerment Policy, which he described as a pilot policy on economic issues, defining strategies to ensure the full participation of the population in economic growth.
He said ministerial, regional authorities and public institutions involved in empowerment must ensure that President Samia Suluhu Hassan’s good intention to enable the country to achieve an inclusive economy is achieved.
“Create people empowerment centers that would provide lending, training and formalization services for economic activities and market research, as provided for in the CCM 2020 Manifesto,” he explained.
Authorities from the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology as well as Industry and Commerce, as well as institutions such as the Small Industries Development Organization (SIDO), the Vocational Education and Training Authority (VETA) and other educational institutions should provide training tailored to the needs of domestic and foreign markets, so that beneficiaries can connect in these areas of supplying goods and services, he said.
Local councils should create an enabling environment and allocate areas for entrepreneurs and small traders, especially women, youth and people with disabilities, to engage in income-generating activities.
Likewise, he unveiled the People’s Economic Empowerment Database under the National Economic Empowerment Council (NEEC), intended to connect service providers and investors with various empowerment institutions.