In Tanzania, the Prime Minister Ndugu Edward Sekoine, opened the second Dar es Salaam International trade Fair.
In Tanzania, the Prime Minister Ndugu Edward Sekoine, opened the second Dar es Salaam International trade Fair. Exhibits from all overt the world and from Tanzanian industry and agriculture, were displayed in the park in the city centre.
SYNOPSIS: Before the official opening, Prime Minister Sekoine gave a speech to the assembled guests, outlining his government's policies on trade and industrial development. He called on Tanzanian manufacturers to reduce the cost of production, so that they are able to compete favourably in the world market. He said the quality of goods should be improved to encourage higher local sales and increase exports.
As he declared the fair open, Mr. Sekoine thanked all the foreign participants and praised Tanzanian workers for their efforts in combatting the economic difficulties the country was facing. He said the government was taking steps to solve the problems which hindered industrial output.
The West German representatives welcomed the Prime Minister and showed him around the display of German produce, machinery and books in their pavilion. Apart from national exhibits, the Trade fair also included a Palestinian Liberation Organisation pavilion. Inside the Soviet Pavilion, the Prime Minister saw a display of heavy industrial equipment and vehicles. Each of the foreign representatives received certificates of appreciation from Mr. Sekoine. He also visited the Brazilian pavilion before going round the exhibition of Tanzanian produce. The latest trade figures published by the government of Tanzania, show that exports have doubled since 1972.