Tanzania has begun implementation on it’s second 5-year national development plan for 2016/17-2020/21 with the theme of “Nurturing Industrialization for Economic Transformation and Human Development”. The plan implements aspects of Tanzania’s Development Vision 2025 which aspires to have the country transformed into a middle income and semi-industrialized nation by 2025, characterized by (i) high quality and sustainable livelihoods; (ii) peace stability and unity; (iii) good governance and the rule of law; (iv) an educated and learning society; and (v) a strong and competitive economy. State Owned Enterprises (SOEs) which continue to have a major presence in the Tanzanian economy, have a role to play in achieving this ambitious development agenda in key sectors of infrastructure and service delivery including water, energy, transportation, and financial services.
The Fifth Phase Government is committed to bringing about fundamental improvements in the lives of Tanzanians, and to achieve this, improving the performance of SOEs is critical. Commitment to addressing stumbling blocks in the course of implementing their strategic or business plans should be unwavering, and the resolve to achieve the set targets should be abiding.
UONGOZI Institute is organising a round table discussion titled “The Role of State Owned Enterprises Towards Implementation of the National Five Year Development Plan” with the objective of providing participants with a platform to deliberate on and identify implementation challenges which SOEs face with respect to the implementation of the Five Year Development Plan, and recommend solutions to address them.
The one-day round table discussion will be held on 22nd February 2017 at the State House. The event will be officially opened by Hon. Kassim Majaliwa, Prime Minister of the United Republic of Tanzania and will be attended by selected Permanent Secretaries, CEOs and Board Chairs of selected SOEs, and Regulatory Authorities.
Key areas of focus will include:
- SOE legal and regulatory frameworks;
- Ownership arrangements for effective State oversight;
- Financial and fiscal discipline;
- Board of Directors;
- Transparency, disclosure, and controls
For more information on the round table discussion, email firstname.lastname@example.org.