A Tanzanian government senior official on Saturday urged businessmen in the hospitality industry to make good business out of the forthcoming Southern African Development Community (SADC) summit to be held in the commercial capital Dar es Salaam.
“The summit which is expected to attract 1,000 delegates from across southern Africa is a golden opportunity for making good business in the hospitality industry,” said Palamagamba Kabudi, the east African nation’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation.
Kabudi said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will work closely with stakeholders in the hospitality industry and urged them to offer high quality services to the delegates.
“The hospitality industry is very crucial to the SADC summit. Let’s work closely to ensure that the delegates enjoy our generosity,” said Kabudi when he met stakeholders in the hospitality industry ahead of the summit slated for August.
In May, Kabudi said the summit will be preceded by a ministerial meeting that will bring together ministers, permanent secretaries and other government officials.
He added that the summit will go in tandem with an exhibition that will display industrial products.
“I am appealing to industrialists to participate in the exhibition for marketing their products,” said the country’s top diplomat.
The 16-member SADC is a regional economic community established in 1992, which is committed to regional integration and poverty eradication within southern Africa through economic development and ensuring peace and security. Enditem