Monday, September 10, 2007

In defence of Tanzania

Ken Tiye discusses with N.Chiume the real reasons why Tanzania is hesitant to join EAC.

The fear of competition from Kenya isn't "mere big words". It does pose serious threat to the future of manufacturing in Tanzania. And it is not true that these concerns have never been brought to the table by Tanzania. As is clear from the successful agreement in delaying the implementation of certain taxes within the EAC custom union to give manufacturers in Tanzania some time to adjust to the new trade environment.

Read more here.