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Dar To Open Luanda Embassy – Membe

Discussion in 'Jukwaa la Siasa' started by nngu007, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. nngu007

    nngu007 JF-Expert Member

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    Sun, Nov 13th, 2011
    Sun, Nov 13th, 2011| Tanzania

    The Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, Mr Bernard Membe (left) toasts with the Angola Ambassador to Tanzania, Prof Ambrose Lukoki, during celebrations to mark 35 years of Angola's independence in Dar es Salaam over the weekend. (Photo by Yusuf Badi)

    will open an embassy in Luanda, Angola, Bernard Membe, Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, said in Dar es Salaam on Friday evening to mark the 36th Anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of Angola.

    "President Jakaya Kikwete has agreed to start the embassy there and I will soon have a working tour of Angola to explore the business and investment opportunities.

    "We have witnessed how Angola has become one of Africa's fastest growing economies and improved the wellbeing of its people although it was affected by a civil war for more than two decades," he said.

    He said Tanzanians should go to Angola to invest once the embassy is officially opened the in SADC country, which has now become stable politically. Angola is the only SADC member where
    Tanzania has no embassy. The one established after

    Angola's independence was closed down with the start of the civil war.

    Other member countries are DR Congo, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

    The minister said Angola is planning to have a railway line from Luanda to Zambia and in that way it can be linked to Tanzania.

    Meanwhile, Prof Ambro'sio Lukoki, Angola's ambassador to Tanzania said his government is encouraging gradual and sustained form of direct intervention in the economy, reinforcing its regulating role with a view to propitiating the growth of public-private partnership.

    He said the poverty index in the country had lowered from 68 per cent in 2002 to 36 per cent in 2010. Last year the growth rate of the national economy amounted to 3.4 per cent and for the current year it is estimated at 7.5 per cent. For 2012 it is predicted to reach 12 per cent.

    The government, the ambassador said, was implementing a programme of reparation, construction, enlargement and maintenance of the road network, railway, ports and airports following return of peace in Angola.

    Other projects are postal services and telecommunications, power production and distribution central and catchment, treatment and distribution of water, basic sanitation and housing development.

    By Beatrice Philemon, Tanzania Daily News

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    This is a wise and strategic decision since Angola has alot to offer in terms of investment opportunities for our businessmen.
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    Membe ni Mnafiki Mkubwa tena Mnafiki! Hata haeleweki nini Msimamo wa Tanzania kuhusu NTC au bado anaendelea kuomboleza Kifo cha Kaddafi
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    nngu007 JF-Expert Member

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    Tatizo ni kuwa tulifungua Ubalozi baada ya Uhuru wa Angola 1975; Ikumbukwe kuwa Tanzania tulikuwa upande wa Savimbi kwanza na alipoenda Msituni kuanza Vita ikabidi serikali ya Tanzania kuufunga huo Ubalozi.

    Lakini mambo yalibadilika baada ya ushawishi wa Kenneth Kaunda, USSR na China; Nyerere akamtambua Agustino Neto na serikali yake; na Tukamuacha Savimbi, lakini hatukufungua Ubalozi...