Traders using Tanzanian ports for imports and exports have been assured of security when transporting their goods through the country.
The assurance was made in Dar es Salaam by the Deputy Minister for Works, Transport and Communication, Mr Atashasta Nditiye, during a business forum organised by the Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA).
The business forum drew stakeholders using the Dar es Salaam port from Rwanda, Zambia, Burundi, Malawi, the Comoros and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Mr Nditiye informed the stakeholders that security concerns which plagued the Tanzanian major seaport in the past had been solved.
“We continue to invite more customers to use our port, we have improved a lot of services including information and communication technology,” the deputy minister explained.
Mr Nditiye assured the stakeholders that many of the challenges which faced the port in the past had been addressed.
“We are now expanding the port to be in a position to handle more cargo for countries using the port for their exports and imports,” he explained.
Adding, “We hope that after this business forum we will receive your recommendations on challenges facing the port and how we can address them.”
Earlier, the Director General of TPA, Eng Deusdedit Kakoko, said the forum was meant to bring together all stakeholders using the Dar es Salaam port.
Source: Hellenic News