By Spy Uganda Correspondent
Tanzania: Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, has praised Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan for the steady progress in the country saying that the business environment in the country had changed “dramatically” under her leadership since she took over power after the demise of late president John Pompe Magufululi.
“Things have opened up and I can assure you that wherever I go I will be the champion of Tanzania and will tell people that things have changed and everybody should come and invest here,” the Nigerian businessman said.
Mr. Dangote said he was looking into several areas of investments in the country and supporting her to create more jobs for Tanzanians adding that he will become the champion for Tanzania across the world and attract more investors due to the conducive political climate that Suluhu has created over a few months.
Tanzania’s government spokesperson shared a video of Mr Dangote speaking to reporters after meeting President Samia.
Mrs Samia came into office in March after her predecessor John Magufuli died of heart complications. The former president had a contentious relationship with foreign investors.
His supporters said that he was a defender of Tanzanian interests but some said his abrasive tactics while dealing with investors had sullied the country’s reputation as an attractive business environment.