Government officials and politicians in the country have been asked to talk about the realities of investment in order to find solutions in a challenging area.

Minister of State for the President's Office, Labor, Economy and Investment, Mudrick Sorakha, made the remarks at the launch of the Tanzania Business Environment Report in Dar es Salaam.

"As an example as an issue that emerged in Kariakoo market, we are told there are instructions President Samia has directed but if you go to the implementation you find things are different.

"When politicians stand on the platform we say that things are good, the President is encouraging good, he is encouraging investment, our laws have changed, we have improved the systems but in reality we are still," he said.

He said it was good to talk about the reality to investors so that the current deficit can be seen and find solutions.

Aristides Dogsi, Director of the Department of Investment Development from the Ministry of Investment, Industry and Trade, said that what the government is interested in is the satisfaction of businesses and investors as a result of the government's efforts.

He has always advised that there should be discussions and debates that strengthen the business environment for the government are responsive to the issues in investment that can be worked on.

"The Nordic countries, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Norway, are long-standing partners of the government in terms of development we are working with on health, education, the environment and now they want to take advantage of the investment," he said.

For his part, the Executive Director of the Institute for Research, Economy, Poverty and Country Development (Repoa), Dr Donald Mmari, said that despite the significant changes in policy and legislative improvements, there are still barriers to increasing the cost of running a business.

"Some are related to the operation of rentals, others transport and communications costs. It is also the availability of reliable energy and its costs," he said.

He said these are areas where the government's efforts have been made, but there is a need for the implementation of ongoing improvements in law, trade and investment policies.

Trade Mark Africa's resident director in Tanzania, Monica Hanangi, said she had joined Repoa and Nordic embassies to launch the report, which shows many things have changed that can attract investment in the country.

Norwegian Ambassador Elisabeth Jacobsen said the embassies of Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden, as well as Repoa, had organized a business seminar in the countries as well as the launch of the 2022/2023 report in Dar es Salaam.

He said the aim of the seminar was to support and discuss existing policies and how to increase investment and trade between Tanzania and the countries.