At a news conference in Dar es Salaam yesterday, the Chairman of Tanzania Chapter in the EALA, Makongoro Nyerere, said the parliamentarians will conduct countrywide sensitisation to woo Tanzanians to tap the existing opportunities.
“It is high time our people woke up and make use of these openings rather than complaining all the time,” Makongoro said at the Tanzania Information Services auditorium.He explained that the sensitisation campaign seeks to inform Tanzanians of available openings in other member countries of the East African Community EAC), namely Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan.
According to Makongoro, the campaign will cover institutions of higher learning, media outlets, the National Assembly of Tanzania as well as market places and other public areas.
The first phase of the campaign is scheduled to begin in the commercial capital, Dar es Salaam, soon and end on April 23, this year. “Tanzanians should be on the forefront of exploring opportunities brought about by the EAC integration.
With the advance of technology such information could just be obtained on mobile phones,” he noted.
Speaking at the same occasion, EALA member Shy-Rose Bhanji, mentioned openings in the bloc as jobs and markets for locally produced goods since such products are not taxed when sold within the EAC.
She dared Tanzanians to as well seek jobs in other member states, citing teaching in Kiswahili as among areas where teachers could be employed.