SIDO PROMOTES HOME MADE PRODUCTS
In an effort to promote home made products, the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment (MITI) in collaboration with other institutions including SIDO, organized exhibition on home made products that took place from 7th to 11 December 2016. The aim was to acknowledge existing domestic production capacity, to promote home made products and cultivate the culture to many Tanzanian of buying and using locally made products.
SMEs in Tanzania form the backbone of industrial development in Tanzania economy. Supporting development of SMEs can also be used as a way towards supporting the growth and development of industrial sector in the country. Interviewed by different media during the exhibition, the Director of Marketing and Investment for SIDO, Ms Janet Minja, commented that the time has come for Tanzanians to build a culture of recognizing the value of buying locally made products as are of high quality certified by standard regulatory bodies and are made using available resources. She added that, this will also support local manufacturers and help the sector to grow and prosper for the betterment of the country.
Over 70 entrepreneurs from various regions of Tanzania participated under the umbrella of SIDO. Products displayed during the exhibition include soaps in all forms, processed food, machinery, leather products and many more. In ensuring products made by SMEs under SIDO umbrella continues to always be of quality and attain the required standard, SIDO will continue supporting SMEs by providing them various training skills which includes good packaging and labeling; appropriate technologies that will enable production of various products; marketing of their products and services; and investment opportunities, which will include promoting SMEs products using various media and exhibition; and also offering them financial services.