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Tanzania Food and Drug Authority reached level 3 of WHO Benchmarking Programme

To strengthen their regulatory functions, Tanzania Food and Drug Authority (TFDA) and the Zanzibar Food and Drug Agency (ZFDA) benchmarking  was done in May by a team of Technical officers from WHO HQ and Country Offices and experts from some countries in Africa and Europe as The World Health Organization (WHO) plays a important role in supporting countries in strengthening their necessary systems and promoting fair access to quality, safe, efficacious, and affordable medical products and health products.

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Oromia to have a new agricultural processing industrial park:

Leaders of the Three Horn of Africa nations which included Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, and Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh inaugurated a new industrial park dominated by agricultural processing firms in the Oromia region in southwest Ethiopia.

The industrial park, spanning 51 hectares in the town of Jimma in the Oromia regional state, represents an investment of $61 million.

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ICT sector to attract more foreign investment- East Africa

Communication Authority of Kenya (CA) has plans to integrate the Information Communication Technology (ICT)sector so that it can attract more Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) into the region.


The director general of Communication Authority of Kenya (CA), Mr. Francis Wangusi, told media in Nairobi that "the six partner states that is including Burundi, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda have small fragmented markets that have limited appeal to foreign investors and this six partner states have already developed draft policies which will be domesticated by each country."

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Government to take initiatives to accelerate Agric Sector Performance:

In a move to improve the livelihoods of farmers in the country,the current Akufo-Addo administration is taking steps to boost productivity in the agriculture sector 

The measures that have been put in place are expected to be officially announced at the 2018 edition of the National Farmers’ Day Celebration scheduled to take place on December 7 in Tamale, the Northern Regional capital.

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) administration in 2017 first introduced the ‘Planting for Food and Jobs’ programme, targeting 250,000 farmers.

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