Entrepreneurs in Dar es Salaam have been given training on financial services and investment
By BiztechAfrica - Oct. 23, 2012, 7:45 a.m.
By Hudson Kazonta, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
in Dar es Salaam have been given training on financial services and
investment, aimed at helping them increase their investment and proper
management of finance in their daily activities.
The event, run
over four days, was held at Mnazi Mmoja’s grounds. Zantel, through its
EzyPesa brand, partnered with Neubrand Event Company to make sure the
The event was organized jointly by Nuebrand
Events Limited, the Centre for Microfinance Enterprise Development,
Tanzania Private Sector Foundation, Tanzania Consumers Advocacy Society
(TCAS) and Tanzania Microfinance Association.
Speaking at the
launch of the event, Zantel Chief Commercial Officer, Sajid Khan, said
his company recognized how innovative telecommunications solutions have
the power to transform communities.
“Employment is a rare
commodity in the country-leading majority of Tanzanians opting to become
entrepreneurs to make ends meet, thus Zantel has taken keen interest in
this group” he said.
Ezano Mabonde, Deputy Director at Prime
Minister’s Office, said the government commends all the organizers of
the event as business training is very important to entrepreneurs, and
many studies suggest they are denied these rare opportunities.
said all players in the financial sector, including banks, insurance
firms, social security institutions and mobile money operators as well
as supporting institutions such as regulators, stock brokers, investment
promoters and many others, are involved, offering free financial