Tanzania: Zambian Minister Hails Major Improvements At Dar Port

Zambia — ZAMBIA Minister for Transport and Logistics, Frank Tayali has congratulated Tanzania’s sixth phase government under President Samia Suluhu Hassan and the Tanzania Port Authority (TPA) Management for modernising and expanding the Dar es Salaam Port.

Mr Tayali conveyed the congratulatory message yesterday in Lusaka, Zambia at the Stakeholder’s Engagement Forum organised by the TPA, in collaboration with the Tanzania High Commission Office in Zambia.

The minister said it was worth recognising the efforts of the government of Tanzania in improving service delivery at the principal port of Dar es Salaam, including modernisation of the port, aimed at improving its efficiency and enhancing trade with land- linked countries like Zambia.

Tanzania High Commissioner in Zambia, Lt Gen Mathew Mkingule said that the aim of the forum is to provide a strategic opportunity for TPA to express its appreciation for the business relationship they have shared over the years and to inform current and prospective customers and stakeholders about the introduction of new port services, enhanced services and infrastructure.

“This forum is held here purposely to take stock of the assignments given by our visionary leaders – President Samia Suluhu Hassan and Zambia President Mr Hakainde Hichilema.

“You may recall during last year’s State visit to Tanzania by President Hichilema, our leaders directed us to ensure the smooth movement of goods, services and people across our borders. Following those directives, our two governments are working together to achieve that goal, and this forum is part of it,” said Mr Tayali.