Hon. Saada Mkuya Salum, Tanzania’s Minister for Finance. engages with CNN International on the role that the Government is playing in creating an environment that is conducive for investment in support of Small and Medium Enterprises (SME’s) and Start Ups.
Hon. Saada Mkuya Salum, Minister for Finance during the interview with CNN International’s Producer Brian MacBride
Central to the interview held at the Tanzania embassy in Washington DC in the US, was CNN’s quest to know how Tanzania differentiates itself from other African countries in terms of fostering entrepreneurship and facilitating investment in support of innovation. Tanzania Start Up, an initiative of the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology (COSTECH) was cited as an example of how The Government is working to incubate Start Ups.
The Minister also alluded to how the Investment promotion agencies in Zanzibar and Mainland were working to improve the investment climate including publishing procedures and costs. The CNN interview was negotiated in London by TIC.
Content was provided by COSTECH and DAR Technohama. The tentative date for airing of the interview is May 2014 on CNN International’s “Africa Start Up” Programme.