Wednesday, 22 August 2007

Mwanza trade fair attracts nine countries

From Daily News, Dar es Salaam

NINE countries have confirmed participation in the second Mwanza East Africa Trade Fair which opens in the city on August 31, the Chairman of Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture in Mwanza chapter, Mr Amran Batenga, told the 'Daily News' yesterday.

Mr Batenga said the fair, which seeks to promote commerce in what is perceived to the central area of the Great Lakes Region, will attract countries beyond the East African Community (EAC). He named the four countries beyond the East African bloc that will take part in the fair as India, Dubai, Zimbabwe and China.

“This is a second biggest Tanzanian international trade fair after the Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair. That is why we have invited many foreign countries outside the EAC,” he said. The nine countries that have confirmed participation are Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, India, Dubai, China, and Zimbabwe.

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