Stone Town, Tanzania - September 9, 2015: View on typical narrow Stone Town street with souvenir shops on Zanzibar island. Man is sitting on a small chair in front of his shop. Bikes and motors are parked on the street.Typical buildings with Arabic and Indian influance.
Stone Town, Tanzania - September 9, 2015: View on typical narrow Stone Town street with souvenir shops on Zanzibar island. Man is sitting on a small chair in front of his shop. Bikes and motors are parked on the street.Typical buildings with Arabic and Indian influance.

Tanzanian Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa on Saturday issued a one-year ultimatum to eight regions in the east African nation to set up guidance on economic empowerment projects aimed at pulling people out of poverty.

Opening the 8th People’s Economic Empowerment Workshop in the capital Dodoma, Majaliwa named the eight regions as Dar es Salaam, Morogoro, Iringa, Njombe, Mbeya, Rukwa, Singida and Shinyanga.

The theme of the workshop organized by state-owned National Economic and Empowerment Council (NEEC) was “Facilitate Tanzanians to Build Industries”.

A statement issued by the Prime Minister’s Office said Majaliwa also instructed all regional authorities to set up people’s economic empowerment centers aimed at accelerating the government’s thrust to empower people economically.

Majaliwa said regions that have already set up guidance for economic empowerment should explain plans of implementation of the guidance by next year.

“The implementation of the guidance should also indicate measures taken in identifying areas marked for economic empowerment activities,” said him. Enditem

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