Water experts to learn from Lesotho
By Correspondent MAURA MWINGIRA in Maseru, Daily News
Fri, Apr 21, 2006
TANZANIA is looking at the possibility of sending experts to Lesotho to learn about sustainable use of water resources, President Jakaya Kikwete said here on Wednesday night.
Speaking at a state banquette hosted by King Letsie III at the beginning of his two-day official visit, Mr Kikwete said: “Despite being blessed with many and big rivers, my country has not put in place good water plans that can bring sustainable development and improve our income.”
He said Tanzania had much to learn from Lesotho especially on how the small landlocked country manages to produce many goods that are exported to the United States under the African Growth Opportunities Act (AGOA).
During the tour that ended yesterday, Mr Kikwete visited an area set aside for production of goods earmarked for the Agoa market.
On economic relations between the two countries, Mr Kikwete said that he was glad to see the scope of co-operation expanded further by looking for other areas.
He suggested that the two countries form a joint permanent commission to further expansion of co-operation between them.
“The duty of the commission is to bring together business people of the two countries and suggest better ways to improve co-operation,” said the president.
As a starting point, Mr Kikwete said the government was contemplating participating in the Lesotho trade fair expected to take place later this year.