Tanzania's Director for African Affairs, Naimi Sweetie Aziz admits that there are several outstanding issues between the two countries that must be resolved for the sake of the people.
On the issue of non-trade barriers, Minister Mulimba says there is need for proper coordination between ministries, departments and agencies of the governments.
On 7 December 2021, Peter Lokeris, the Minister of State for Energy led officials from the Ministry and introduced the Bill to Parliament’s Committee Environment and Natural Resources for scrutiny. The Minister disclosed that the Ministry is lobbying the lawmakers to expedite the amendments when plenary resumes because several private mineral license holders are not performing to capacity as required.
Deogratious Matovu, the manager of Vox Lounge, says that despite the extended lockdown, they kept some staff and continued paying their utility bills. He explains that most of their equipment like television sets, sound systems, lights, and workers’ uniforms were destroyed by mice.
On Sunday, a team led by Eng. Flavia Bwire, the Executive Secretary at the National Building Review Board picked samples from the fire scene to investigate the possible causes of the fire outbreak. Bwire says that after their investigations, they will produce a report that will inform both the government and the factory management on the next course of action.
Grace Nakivumbi, the manager of “The Bar” and sister to the proprietor, says that they found it very hard to run a business line, which they had not been used to. She explains that their operating costs were too high yet the profit margin was minimal due to the lack of technical know-how.