By John Okeke
For Nigerians who wish to do business in Tanzania, there is a huge opportunities for investment there ranging from Agriculture, tourism, commercial building, transportation and telecommunication amongst others, the Tanzania High Commissioner to Nigeria, Amb. Muhidini Ally Mboweto has said.
The envoy who spoke to Journalists in Abuja said Nigeria and Tanzania have a very robust relations.
According to him , Tanzania is safer for business activities in terms of security .
“We invite people to invest in agriculture, tourism, commercial building, transportation etc.We have plenty of arable land for agriculture. Some people have lands but you can’t use it for agriculture. We have rich mineral resources as well . We have gold , diamonds etc.”
“Of course Nigeria and Tanzania enjoy excellent relations. Nigeria sent about 42 technical aid corps to Tanzania and they have returned and recently they sent about another 41 technical aid corps . So , the two countries have enjoyed a robust relations.”
On tourism, he said “Tanzania has many tourist attractions. More than 44 per cent of the country’s land areas is covered with game reserves and national parks. There are 16 national parks, 29 games reserves , 40 controlled conservation areas and marine parks.”
“Tanzania is also home to the famous ‘ Roof of Africa’ Mount Kilimanjaro,” the envoy said.
He also said he was working to complete agreements on air cooperation between the two countries.
“There is a direct flight agreement from Tanzania to Nigeria but it has not been concluded. That is was my agenda when I met my counterpart in the ministry of foreign affairs Nigeria so that we can conclude those agreements. So, we will do that including air agreement called BASA. We hope that when it is concluded it can pave room for more business boom between the two countries. We don’t get aircraft from Tanzania to Nigeria yet but of course we use emirate, Ethiopia airlines etc .”
“What the current President is doing is that he is reviving our defunct air cooperation. We have now six new aircrafts. I think in the near future we will see Tanzania aircrafts flying to Abuja Lagos etc. I am optimistic giving to the number of tourist organizations we are getting here,” the envoy said.
Commenting on the Nigerian national, Emmanuel Amuneke who was installed as Tanzania national football coach this week , the envoy said,”That is the testimony of our relationship. This also cements our relationship. We use to get football teams from Nigeria such as Enugu rangers , Kano Pillars, Enyimba of Aba etc.”