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Because of its stability and good governace, its stragetic location and its natural resources.

Tanzania is set to become the largest economy is east africa.


Already the Tazanian economy is vibrant, the country in the past few years has already attracted the attention of both the west and China.

Both power compete with one another to get the best deals that they can from the Tazanian government.


As a analyst Tanzania is the country that I would put my money on.
 

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Because of its stability and good governace, its stragetic location and its natural resources.

Tanzania is set to become the largest economy is east africa.


Already the Tazanian economy is vibrant, the country in the past few years has already attracted the attention of both the west and China.

Both power compete with one another to get the best deals that they can from the Tazanian government.


As a analyst Tanzania is the country that I would put my money on.
That would be great for Tz and the entire region. East African economies are almost interconnected. :)
 

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I only wish to focus this dicussion on Tanzania and why it is projected to be East Africa's largest economy.

We can create another thread for Kenya.

Ethiopia is in the horn of Africa, so I would not like to compare Ethiopia with Tanzania. Both come from very different regions and ways of doing things.
 

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1) By mentioning East Africa, you involve every East African nation in the equation. Ethiopia is in East Africa. It is the most populous country in East Africa. It has the largest economy in East Africa (excluding 'north' Sudan).

2) If you mention that [insert country] is projected to [insert scenario], then you should source the projection. If you made the projection yourself, then show the methodology and mathematics behind it.
 

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SE9 your welcome to disagree with me but I think that I have put a very strong argument that Tanzania could soon have the regions biggest economy because of these factors:

- The country is very stable (both politically and and has good governace
- It has a strategic location, its ports can service the entire region.
- It has a abundance of resources
- There's little corruption in Tanzania
- High profile visit's from both the west and china are good indicators of these factors being true.


If Ethiopia is in East Africa then the race will be between Tanzania and Ethiopia.

Either of these two countries will take the first prize.
 

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I met a Moroccan girl last week. Her parents had a business in Tanzania for a while and she was remarking how unbusiness minded and passive the people seemed and how dominant the Asian minority were in many business sectors.

I think this is a big problem, Kenya is undoubtedly more entreupreunial and fast paced. You can have the best environment in the world, as countries like Zambia have shown, without aggressive, adventurous business minds you wont ever develop to your potential.

Tanzania needs to throw of the last shackles of socialism.
 

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It wouldn't come off as a surprise. After all, there are more Tanzanians than Kenyans, Ugandans, Rwandese e.t.c. Ultimately, a more prosperous Tanzania is good for neighbouring countries in terms of trade. Tanzania is one of the leading export markets for Kenya for example.

Where is your source for the projections?
 

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SE9 your welcome to disagree with me but I think that I have put a very strong argument that Tanzania could soon have the regions biggest economy because of these factors:

- The country is very stable (both politically and and has good governace
- It has a strategic location, its ports can service the entire region.
- It has a abundance of resources
- There's little corruption in Tanzania
- High profile visit's from both the west and china are good indicators of these factors being true.


If Ethiopia is in East Africa then the race will be between Tanzania and Ethiopia.

Either of these two countries will take the first prize.
That's an interesting assessment. If that's all true, then why does Kenya continue to be the regional leader concerning matters like the presence of international organisations, retailers, airliners (etc) to take one example?

Firms continue to base their regional/continental operations in Nairobi. More international airliners fly there than anywhere else in the region. Kenya's port continues to be the busiest in East Africa. Kenya's organisations, be it finance, media (etc) continue to be the largest in East Africa.

Your assessment doesn't add up.
 

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This is a joke. The thread should be locked. At the very least it should be titled "I Project Tanzania Projected Will Have The Largest Economy in East Africa" or something along those lines. You're free to make arguments as broad and vague as you like but trying to pass them off as some sort of fact or something they're not should not be allowed.
 

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- The country is very stable (both politically and and has good governance)
that has been the case for much of Tanzania's existence yet their economy is inferior to Kenya
- It has a strategic location, its ports can service the entire region.
same exact case for Kenya
- It has a abundance of resources
that has been the case since independence yet the Kenyan economy is continuously bigger than Tanzania's what makes you think that will change in the near future?
- There's little corruption in Tanzania
yet their economy is smaller than Kenya...once again, what makes you think that will change in the near future?
- High profile visit's from both the west and china are good indicators of these factors being true.
but then when those countries invest in the region they ignore all those things you just posted and continuously choose Kenya as their base of operations over Tanzania. why is that?

i know you started this thread so as to feed your hate for kenya but remember that your relatives and friends wherever they are in east africa they are eating cooking oil made in kenya cook bread with flour that has been milled in kenya. take showers with water stored in a tank made in kenya using body soap made in kenya wash clothes in buckets made in kenya and soap made in kenya brush their teeth with toothbrush and toothpaste made in kenya. they use a kenyan bank, they fly with kenya airways through nairobi JKIA, go shopping in a kenyan supermarket, and whatever else they buy that is not made in kenya has been imported through the mombasa port. that is called the kenyan economic hegemony under which your relatives and friends live under everyday of their waking lives.
 

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That's an interesting assessment. If that's all true, then why does Kenya continue to be the regional leader concerning matters like the presence of international organisations, retailers, airliners (etc) to take one example?

Firms continue to base their regional/continental operations in Nairobi. More international airliners fly there than anywhere else in the region. Kenya's port continues to be the busiest in East Africa. Kenya's organisations, be it finance, media (etc) continue to be the largest in East Africa.

Your assessment doesn't add up.

That will change and is already starting to change. The security situation in Kenya is very worrying and will only continue to get worse.

(Back to Tanzania) As I have highlighted both East and West are vying to have strong influence over Tanzania.

Tanzania has a lot to offer and many organizations can see that.

At the moment Tanzania is simple the best place to do business in East Africa.

- The country is very stable politically and economically
- It is strategic and has ports to service the entire region
- It has very little corruption
- Its institutions are effective and operational
- Its untapped resources are huge
 

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That will change and is already starting to change. The security situation in Kenya is very worrying and will only continue to get worse.

(Back to Tanzania) As I have highlighted both East and West are vying to have strong influence over Tanzania.

Tanzania has a lot to offer and many organizations can see that.

At the moment Tanzania is simple the best place to do business in East Africa.

- The country is very stable politically and economically
- It is strategic and has ports to service the entire region
- It has very little corruption
- Its institutions are effective and operational
- Its untapped resources are huge
It's not starting to change.

For example, in just the past week a Chinese media conglomerate announced that it'll build its African HQ in Nairobi.

Can you demonstrate a foreign corporation doing the same in Tanzania in the past year? Past 2 years? Past 5?

StarTimes to put Sh6.9bn Africa hub in Nairobi
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14 July 2014

StarTimes Media has unveiled plans to set up a Sh6.9 billion complex in Nairobi, which will serve as its Africa headquarters and a dubbing centre for film and for broadcast television.

The company which marked its entry into the Kenyan market in 2009 said the site is set to be completed at the end of 2015.

This latest development is StarTime’s key investment in Africa and one likely to have a major positive impact on the country’s economy as more multinationals continue to grow their confidence in the country by setting up of hub offices in Kenya.

“I wish to commend StarTimes Media for this bold step, it is trend-setting seeing that the headquarters will not only house your Africa operations, but also include a production centre that will see the growth of local productions and talents,” Dr Hassan Wario, the Cabinet Secretary for Sports, Arts and Culture said during the ground breaking ceremony.

According to the Group’s President Pang Xinxing, the decision to set up the Africa base in the country was advised by the sound investment environment in the country, a strong economy and the government’s commitment towards attracting increased foreign direct investment.

“Since establishing our operations in Kenya, we have found a cordial operating environment that has facilitated the growth of our business. The Kenyan subscribers have equally shown an insatiable appetite for affordable digital television service, this has seen increased uptake of our service which has gone a long way in giving us confidence to set up our Africa operations in the country,” Pang said.

The premise will cover 20,000m² in Karen, Nairobi. It will comprise six units including StarTimes African Headquarters, StarTimes Kenya offices, a Film and Television Dubbing Centre, StarTimes broadcast station, Digital TV research and development centre as well as a Training Center.

Upon completion, this will equally become a complete production centre of clip selecting, dubbing, broadcasting and copyright trading.

The ground breaking ceremony at Karen in Nairobi took place alongside the official launch of the Beijing Television Series Exhibition a series of programmes meant to expose top Chinese films and documentaries to African media and audience with the aim of promoting film and increased understanding of Chinese culture in Africa.

StarTimes has established the digital television network in 10 African countries so far where the company offers access to premium local and international channels of all genres including news, movies, sports, entertainment, music and documentaries.
 

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yet their economy is smaller than Kenya...once again, what makes you think that will change in the near future?

but then when those countries invest in the region they ignore all those things you just posted and continuously choose Kenya as their base of operations over Tanzania. why is that?

i know you started this thread so as to feed your hate for kenya but remember that your relatives and friends wherever they are in east africa they are eating cooking oil made in kenya cook bread with flour that has been milled in kenya. take showers with water stored in a tank made in kenya using body soap made in kenya wash clothes in buckets made in kenya and soap made in kenya brush their teeth with toothbrush and toothpaste made in kenya. they use a kenyan bank, they fly with kenya airways through nairobi JKIA, go shopping in a kenyan supermarket, and whatever else they buy that is not made in kenya has been imported through the mombasa port. that is called the kenyan economic hegemony under which your relatives and friends live under everyday of their waking lives.
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Why is everyone busy attacking the OP?^^ :lol:
He didn't provide a source I guess :lol:, Is there an Opinion part of Skyscraper city :lol:
 

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I met a Moroccan girl last week. Her parents had a business in Tanzania for a while and she was remarking how unbusiness minded and passive the people seemed and how dominant the Asian minority were in many business sectors.

I think this is a big problem, Kenya is undoubtedly more entreupreunial and fast paced. You can have the best environment in the world, as countries like Zambia have shown, without aggressive, adventurous business minds you wont ever develop to your potential.

Tanzania needs to throw of the last shackles of socialism.
That's the thing with SSA...For certain countries , you'll find 1 a 2 ethnics that have this business mind thing, while the rest of the country does not. for some others its the entire country no business savvy at all.

But the countries with a part of the business savvy population, it should capitalize on that IMO. That couopled with buusiness schools aorund the country would bring up a new genertion of more business people.

Its something that can be learned.
 
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