Note to Magufuli John - why does Tanzania lack National Champions?

msemakweli

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National champions are large-scale companies that are deemed competitive in national, regional, or international markets and are owned either by the state or predominantly by Tanzanian citizens. We need, as a country, to establish national champions and help those already showing signs of becoming one grow even bigger, and help foster effective collaboration between the public and the private sectors.

Nurturing such companies will not be easy, as it will require some long-term strategic choices, embedded in comprehensive industrial policies and local content programmes. Such companies could include Air Tanzania, TTCL, TPDC, TANESCO, TANGEN, CRDB bank, NMB bank, Azam, Azania, Tanzania Breweries, Tanzania Cement et cetera.

Through this strategy, countries like China, Russia and South Korea have managed to record remarkable economic gains. Tanzanian start ups need to be enabled by removing the difficult conditions in which they are operating (the lack of infrastructure, high energy costs, access to finance etc.). These national champions will lead in creating employment opportunities for the country's youth.

Bigger companies not only provide mass employment (in some countries almost half of all private sector jobs are provided by them), but also tend to be more productive, invest more in research and development, and export more. A lack of larger firms generally means fewer jobs, and a less resilient economy.

Nawasilisha
 

iArmaniAdamson

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National champions are large-scale companies that are deemed competitive in national, regional, or international markets and are owned either by the state or predominantly by Tanzanian citizens. We need, as a country, to establish national champions and help those already showing signs of becoming one grow even bigger, and help foster effective collaboration between the public and the private sectors.
I thought we national business awards and shows like saba saba for the purpose of celebrating best companies aka 'National Champions'?
 

Rungu

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National champions are large-scale companies that are deemed competitive...
How good and how pleasant this could be if you had presented your well-crafted and intriguing thoughts in Kiswahili instead?
 

msemakweli

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I thought we national business awards and shows like saba saba for the purpose of celebrating best companies aka 'National Champions'?
National champions are large-scale companies that are deemed competitive in national, regional, or international markets and are owned either by the state or predominantly by Tanzanian citizens.
To qualify as a national champion I believe the company has to have a presence not just within the country.
Look at Kenya's KCB, Nakumatt, Kenya Airways......
Or South Africa's MTN, Shoprite e.t.c.
Sasa kwetu sisi hapa Tanzania kuna kampuni gani yenye international presence ya kulingana na hiyo mifano?
 

msemakweli

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How good and how pleasant this could be if you had presented your well-crafted and intriguing thoughts in Kiswahili instead?
My Kiswahili is a bit rusty. Anyways, your suggestion has been duly noted........
 

Bigirita

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My Kiswahili is a bit rusty. Anyways, your suggestion has been duly noted........
It is time for self glory to the dear president by conducting surprise visits to various departments.

Developing and/or nurturing national companies/industries is not in his menu.
 

Bigirita

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Juzi rais Magufuli alifanya ziara ya kushtukiza Muhimbili na kumwondoa mkurugenzi na bodi ingawa bodi ilishamaliza muda wake na mkurugenz kahamishiwa wizarani tu wala hajafukuzwa.



Ikulu ikadai Magufuli alikasirishwa sana kukuta mashine za MRI hazifanyikazi ndio maana kaisimanisha bodi,

Lakini jana kupitia Azam Tv Katibu mkuu wizara ya Afya Bw.Mbando alisema mashine haikutengenezwa kwa sababu Magufuli alisema bali ilikuwa tu kwamba akivyotenbekea pale mchakato wa kuikarabati mashine ulishakamilika.



Alisema tatizo lililokuwepo ni kwamba Phillips wanaidai serikali zaidi ya bil 7 ndio maana waligoma kuitengeneza hiyo nashine.



Sasa mchakato wa kupunguza deni ndio ulikuwa unaendelea na zilishapatikana bil3 kutoka hazina walizolipwa juzi hao Phillips ndipo wakakubali kuja kuifanyia mashine ukarabati.



Na hili linaleta maana zaidi kwa sababu wizara haiwezi kutoa bil3 ghafla tu bila kuwa zilikuwa kwenye mchakato.



Kwa hiyo hapa ikulu ilifanya usanii wa hali ya juu kuwaaminisha watanzania kwamba kulikuwa na uzembe pale muhimbili wakati uzembe ulikuwa serikalini. Serikali ilishindwa kulipa deni kwa wakati.



Na inasemeka hili jambo halikumfurahisha Kikwete kwa sababu lilipeleka picha kwamba serkali yake ilikuwa goigoi.



Wakati yeye anasema amefanya juhudi kubwa kuiboresha Muhimbili. Na kwamba tatizo km la juzi linajulikana kwamba ni ukata na ufinyu wa bajeti ndio kikwazo.



Kikwete amedaiwa kuiambia kamati kuu jana kwamba si lazima kudhalilisha uongozi uliopita ili kuonesha tu kwamba mtu anafanya kazi. Ndio maana sasa Magufuli amesitisha zile ziara za kushtukiza ili ajipange kwanza nini cha kuzungumza kuepuka kudhalilisha uongozi uliopita.



Haya ndio madhara ya Maigizo na kulazimisha kupendwa! Ikulu kuweni makini! Mwongozeni rais vizuri!
 

KVM

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National champions are large-scale companies that are deemed competitive in national, regional, or international markets and are owned either by the state or predominantly by Tanzanian citizens. We need, as a country, to establish national champions and help those already showing signs of becoming one grow even bigger, and help foster effective collaboration between the public and the private sectors.

Nurturing such companies will not be easy, as it will require some long-term strategic choices, embedded in comprehensive industrial policies and local content programmes. Such companies could include Air Tanzania, TTCL, TPDC, TANESCO, TANGEN, CRDB bank, NMB bank, Azam, Azania, Tanzania Breweries, Tanzania Cement et cetera.

Through this strategy, countries like China, Russia and South Korea have managed to record remarkable economic gains. Tanzanian start ups need to be enabled by removing the difficult conditions in which they are operating (the lack of infrastructure, high energy costs, access to finance etc.). These national champions will lead in creating employment opportunities for the country's youth.

Bigger companies not only provide mass employment (in some countries almost half of all private sector jobs are provided by them), but also tend to be more productive, invest more in research and development, and export more. A lack of larger firms generally means fewer jobs, and a less resilient economy.

Nawasilisha
There are a few Tanzanian companies which ventured outside Tanzania. Here I have in mind Azam and Mohamed enterprises (METL).
Azam Worldwide - Azam Bakhresa GroupAzam Bakhresa Group
MeTL
Contact Us | MeTL
 

iArmaniAdamson

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National champions are large-scale companies that are deemed competitive in national, regional, or international markets and are owned either by the state or predominantly by Tanzanian citizens.
To qualify as a national champion I believe the company has to have a presence not just within the country.
Look at Kenya's KCB, Nakumatt, Kenya Airways......
Or South Africa's MTN, Shoprite e.t.c.
Sasa kwetu sisi hapa Tanzania kuna kampuni gani yenye international presence ya kulingana na hiyo mifano?
apologies, i missed the international bit, I think i focused more on the National Champions title that your analysis (note to self).

to be honest, in regards to TZ companies presence in regional and international stage, this will take a while. It will be a very naive mistake for a baby to start running before it has first learnt to stand, it will end up in disaster if not a permanent disability.

I am not underestimating TZ companies but it's for a fact that most of, if not all of them can't cater for, or meet mere national demands. if we force them to go global this will lead to catastrophic results. Refers to what is happening at KQ in Kenya, they tried to outreach their capacity and now they have long years to re-think, cut back and start again.

There are also other factors which hinder TZ Companies from venturing outside or compete in global market i.e. a company needs to have substantial support to venture out of the country, and business can only be completed where there is no demand, i cant see any gaps where a TZ company can fill on our region. Maybe there is somewhere but thinking on my feet i cant determine any such oppportunity.

Another issue is capability, i cant see or use a single example of a TZ company which can compete in our region let alone on international stage.

The best advise for now, for TZ owned and run companies will be to concentrate on local our market, they need to prove that they can stand on their own feet, and then time will come to venture out but will still a very long shot there.
 

iArmaniAdamson

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Juzi rais Magufuli alifanya ziara ya kushtukiza Muhimbili na kumwondoa mkurugenzi na bodi ingawa bodi ilishamaliza muda wake na mkurugenz kahamishiwa wizarani tu wala hajafukuzwa.

Ikulu ikadai Magufuli alikasirishwa sana kukuta mashine za MRI hazifanyikazi ndio maana kaisimanisha bodi,

Lakini jana kupitia Azam Tv Katibu mkuu wizara ya Afya Bw.Mbando alisema mashine haikutengenezwa kwa sababu Magufuli alisema bali ilikuwa tu kwamba akivyotenbekea pale mchakato wa kuikarabati mashine ulishakamilika.

Alisema tatizo lililokuwepo ni kwamba Phillips wanaidai serikali zaidi ya bil 7 ndio maana waligoma kuitengeneza hiyo nashine.

Sasa mchakato wa kupunguza deni ndio ulikuwa unaendelea na zilishapatikana bil3 kutoka hazina walizolipwa juzi hao Phillips ndipo wakakubali kuja kuifanyia mashine ukarabati.


Kikwete amedaiwa kuiambia kamati kuu jana kwamba si lazima kudhalilisha uongozi uliopita ili kuonesha tu kwamba mtu anafanya kazi. Ndio maana sasa Magufuli amesitisha zile ziara za kushtukiza ili ajipange kwanza nini cha kuzungumza kuepuka kudhalilisha uongozi uliopita.
thanks to the closely contended elections, many Tanzanians are talking about politics. While that is good thing, most people dont know how politics work, politics its like a game of chess, i work and run things as a politicians, my answers on this forums are more or less with a hint of politics. IN POLITICS, you dont do cut cross, no facts or straight answers, its all about the power of persuasion and being persuasive at best.

What happened at Muhimbili was politics, every political science graduate, aspirant and seasoned politician understands that, but in the end its people who benefited with the outcome. All wananchi need to look at is that the services were restored not HOW IT WAS DONE.
 

MARA IMARA

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The issue is very simple in many developing country we are trying to use and copy the same model of development used by developed countries without taking into consideration our countries are young with limited knowledge I think the proper direction is for government to involve in production industries and starting to own big companies 100% I think privatization is not a good model of development for poor & yong developing countries
 

Rungu

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My Kiswahili is a bit rusty. Anyways, your suggestion has been duly noted........
Well, your "rusty" Kiswahili might have have more impact in disseminating your thoughts, at least here in Tanzania; unless you aim at an international audience. Whichever way, you are free to use any language that you deem fit for your purpose.
 

msemakweli

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The issue is very simple in many developing country we are trying to use and copy the same model of development used by developed countries without taking into consideration our countries are young with limited knowledge I think the proper direction is for government to involve in production industries and starting to own big companies 100% I think privatization is not a good model of development for poor & yong developing countries
I think making all companies public is also a fatal error. We should say private enterprise is allowed, but not bar the government from running its own companies. The two could jointly run the economy.
The thing with privatization is that we are not privatizing to benefit the nation at large; just a small clique of individuals with international connections!
 

MARA IMARA

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I think making all companies public is also a fatal error. We should say private enterprise is allowed, but not bar the government from running its own companies. The two could jointly run the economy.
The thing with privatization is that we are not privatizing to benefit the nation at large; just a small clique of individuals with international connections!
The moment you open doors for private sector in a poor country is the moment capitalism start to grow in your country and as we knows cost of capitalism are corruption,embezzlent of fund, there is no way in a poor country with high level of illeterate you can run privatization without incurring those cost .in capitalist believe that survive for the fittest and that's why poor people are crying ufisadi ufisadinot because of ufisaidi but the reality is that they can't compete they are weaker .america have more than 200 years of independence they are mature enough to handle capitalism .A Good model for developing countries is of China first apply socialism until our matured enough then take mixed finally capitalism.otherwise we can't escape ufisadi
 

Guest from Wazua

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National champions are large-scale companies that are deemed competitive in national, regional, or international markets and are owned either by the state or predominantly by Tanzanian citizens. We need, as a country, to establish national champions and help those already showing signs of becoming one grow even bigger, and help foster effective collaboration between the public and the private sectors.

Nurturing such companies will not be easy, as it will require some long-term strategic choices, embedded in comprehensive industrial policies and local content programmes. Such companies could include Air Tanzania, TTCL, TPDC, TANESCO, TANGEN, CRDB bank, NMB bank, Azam, Azania, Tanzania Breweries, Tanzania Cement et cetera.

Through this strategy, countries like China, Russia and South Korea have managed to record remarkable economic gains. Tanzanian start ups need to be enabled by removing the difficult conditions in which they are operating (the lack of infrastructure, high energy costs, access to finance etc.). These national champions will lead in creating employment opportunities for the country's youth.

Bigger companies not only provide mass employment (in some countries almost half of all private sector jobs are provided by them), but also tend to be more productive, invest more in research and development, and export more. A lack of larger firms generally means fewer jobs, and a less resilient economy.

Nawasilisha
This just does'nt apply to Tanzania but I would say most African countries need to rethink about this "capitalism" and "Free market" thing.

Africa has huge resources and considering that these natural resources are considered "national resources", I fail to understand why the respective African countries are unable to set up companies to extract, refine and sell finished products to the international markets, but again I'm not surprised,most African leaders will prefer to be bribedwith US $ 10 Million for the "national" resources to be taken over and managed by "foreign" organizations.

The problem is the greedy of African leaders who are more interested in rent seeking rather than the prosperity of the African citizen....but again,having traveled to a few African countries, I think the middle class(yes including you) are to blame for our continents woes, many African middle class are comfortable in their credit ridden lives and think of themselves too "cool" to vote which results in the poor who are majorly not informed voting where more often than not, their voting decisions is based on their short term gains(read bribes).

Until and when the middle African middle class will rise, we will continue having these leaders interested in politics for the purpose of making their lives comfortable and Africa will forever remain to be a fishing and mining ground.
 

Quickly

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Hopefully i shall visit Tanzania soon this year in 2016 to see for myself the general business environment and meet/talk to tanzanians. I am interested in many things but energy issues interest me alot.

To topic.

First: Create brand loyalty amongst Tanzanians. In kenya my grandma does not use any brand of toothpaste aside from Colgate in spite of the existence of many other brands. The same goes for margarine(only uses Blue Band). Create powerful brands as well.


Second: Create companies that fill important niches with their QUALITY products in order to eliminate imports. Let me use milk in Kenya as an example:By the time Moi era came to a close the state monopoly milk processor called KCC had conspired to completely destroy the milk sector by mismanagement of all types(financial,agricultural,technical). The result was that Kenya was importing milk products(Unthinkable!!!). A slow and steady restructuring saw phenomenal growth in this sector. One of this included allowing private processors and freedom to sell milk to anyone they please by farmers. The result was that dairy sector is now 11% of agricultural GDP and 3,5% of overall GDP.


Third: Delink business and politics. Especially the petty type. Business decisions and thinking solely on known business practices. Vya vijiweni vibaki vijiweni. This saw KCB KQ soar to new heights. Sadly National Bank suffered the opposite fate of these two giants as it was used by politicians to raise loans on which no collateral was placed.

....more later.....
 

bukoba boy

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National champions are large-scale companies that are deemed competitive in national, regional, or international markets and are owned either by the state or predominantly by Tanzanian citizens. We need, as a country, to establish national champions and help those already showing signs of becoming one grow even bigger, and help foster effective collaboration between the public and the private sectors.

Nurturing such companies will not be easy, as it will require some long-term strategic choices, embedded in comprehensive industrial policies and local content programmes. Such companies could include Air Tanzania, TTCL, TPDC, TANESCO, TANGEN, CRDB bank, NMB bank, Azam, Azania, Tanzania Breweries, Tanzania Cement et cetera.

Through this strategy, countries like China, Russia and South Korea have managed to record remarkable economic gains. Tanzanian start ups need to be enabled by removing the difficult conditions in which they are operating (the lack of infrastructure, high energy costs, access to finance etc.). These national champions will lead in creating employment opportunities for the country's youth.

Bigger companies not only provide mass employment (in some countries almost half of all private sector jobs are provided by them), but also tend to be more productive, invest more in research and development, and export more. A lack of larger firms generally means fewer jobs, and a less resilient economy.

Nawasilisha
Kwenye hizo kampuni watoe Azam na Azania....they will never invite the public to subscribe.
 

Wacha1

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National champions are large-scale companies that are deemed competitive in national, regional, or international markets and are owned either by the state or predominantly by Tanzanian citizens.
To qualify as a national champion I believe the company has to have a presence not just within the country.
Look at Kenya's KCB, Nakumatt, Kenya Airways......
Or South Africa's MTN, Shoprite e.t.c.
Sasa kwetu sisi hapa Tanzania kuna kampuni gani yenye international presence ya kulingana na hiyo mifano?
How many companies mentioned above are owned by Black Kenyans or SA black for South Africa?
Or you are just listening to propaganda?
 

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National champions are large-scale companies that are deemed competitive in national, regional, or international markets and are owned either by the state or predominantly by Tanzanian citizens. We need, as a country, to establish national champions and help those already showing signs of becoming one grow even bigger, and help foster effective collaboration between the public and the private sectors.

Nurturing such companies will not be easy, as it will require some long-term strategic choices, embedded in comprehensive industrial policies and local content programmes. Such companies could include Air Tanzania, TTCL, TPDC, TANESCO, TANGEN, CRDB bank, NMB bank, Azam, Azania, Tanzania Breweries, Tanzania Cement et cetera.

Through this strategy, countries like China, Russia and South Korea have managed to record remarkable economic gains. Tanzanian start ups need to be enabled by removing the difficult conditions in which they are operating (the lack of infrastructure, high energy costs, access to finance etc.). These national champions will lead in creating employment opportunities for the country's youth.

Bigger companies not only provide mass employment (in some countries almost half of all private sector jobs are provided by them), but also tend to be more productive, invest more in research and development, and export more. A lack of larger firms generally means fewer jobs, and a less resilient economy.

Nawasilisha
That's impressive. Thank you for being a true patriotic tanzanian man...
 

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