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Tanzanians to benefit from oil and gas sub-sector awareness

By Janeth Mesomapya

Tanzanians are expected to benefit from education on the oil and natural gas sub-sector that will be provided by experts from the Petroleum Regulatory Authority (PURA) at the Fifth Exhibition of Funds and Economic Empowerment Programs in Morogoro region.

The experts are set to raise awareness of the sector in order to increase the participation of Tanzanians in various projects implemented in the sector.

The exhibition was opened on May 9, 2022 by Morogoro Regional Commissioner Hon. Martin Shigela at the Jamhuri Stadium in the region and will continue until May 14, 2022 and expected to be concluded by the President of the United Republic of Tanzania, her excellency Samia Suluhu Hassan.

Some of the issues to be discussed at the PURA pavilion include the oil and natural gas value chain, the Liquefied Natura Gas (LNG) value chain and the ongoing oil and natural gas exploration activities in the country.

Other areas include locals’ participation in the implementation of various petroleum upstream activities and opportunities available in the implementation of such projects.

On his opening remarks, Hon. Shigela said the exhibition is an opportunity for businessmen and entrepreneurs to learn and share work experience with other participants about opportunities and challenges they face and how to deal with them.

"These exhibitions are significant in educating the public on the best way to participate more and better in various development activities," he said.

For her part, the Executive Secretary of the National Economic Empowerment Council (NEEC) Ms. Beng'i Issa said this year’s exhibition is themed "a strong economy for sustainable development".

She added that the aim of the exhibition is to raise public awareness about the existence of funds and empowerment programs, how to save and best ways to invest in development projects.

"The exhibition also aims to create a network of entrepreneurs who will participate and promote entrepreneurial markets to bring development," she noted.