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Investors in Tanzania to pay more for foreign staff

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by nomasana, Jul 11, 2011.

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    nomasana JF-Expert Member

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    It will now cost more for foreign workers and firms seeking an opening in Tanzania.

    Investors and local businessmen will, too, be required to pay nearly double the current cost to hire foreign staff following a move by the government to raise work permit and resident permits fees.

    An official government gazette notice No 185, 186 and 189 published on July 1st announced the new fees that went up by between 25 and 300 per cent. The changes take effect immediately.

    The revised fees by the Immigration Department do not only affect workers but also cut across all sectors and services and include tourism and study visas, special permits and citizenship.

    A number of representatives from the business community and investors who are already incurring losses due to a serious power shortage termed the government move "unfortunate and unwarranted."

    "This is a disincentive to investment particularly at this time when competition for investment is intensifying in the East and Central Africa region," said Mr Cornelius Kariwa, the chairman of the Association of Tanzania Employers (ATE).

    He said such an increase was against the stated mission by the same government to lure more investors into the country.

    "If we impose high fees for residence permits, why should foreign investors opt to come here instead of say Rwanda which charges nothing?" he asked.

    read more: http://www.nation.co.ke/business/news/Investors+in+Tanzania+to+pay+more+for+foreign+staff+/-/1006/1198206/-/qkngsd/-/index.html
     
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    nomasana JF-Expert Member

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    "good" for Tanzanians.
     
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    Bantugbro JF-Expert Member

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    Go to Rwanda to do/invest in what??
     
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    Jasusi JF-Expert Member

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    Thanks Bantugbro.
    These guys think we are fools. Waende Rwanda basi tuone. They will come to Tanzania because we have a larger market base than Rwanda.
     
  5. Wacha1

    Wacha1 JF-Expert Member

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    Hizi fees bado ni ndogo sana ukilinganisha na nchi zilizoendelea mbona wamechelewa sana. Ujinga mtupu wa Chama Cha Majambazi. Waongeze tena mwezi ujao ziwe mara kumi zaidi.
     
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    AirTanzania JF-Expert Member

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    Mkuu hizo fee bado ndogo mno kama ulivyosema, lazima to linde kazi zetu kwa raia wetu sio watu kutoka nje wanakuja kuchukuwa Kazi zetu.
    Magamba wametuumiza sana
     
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    rosemarie JF-Expert Member

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    thank you for sharing!
     
  8. Akwaba

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    Have you heard the story of the beautiful women that everyone avoids because she is much more trouble than it is worth.
     
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    Ngambo Ngali JF-Expert Member

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    Do we need them anyway?

    we can just as well do without them.


     
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    Its funny that is the kinda thing you would expect the beautiful women that everyone avoids because she is much more trouble than it is worth to say.
     
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    We need more aggressive measures to protect the locals
     
  12. RAJ PATEL JR

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    Tanzania is like wild, wild west!!
     
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