Local Contractors Nod to JPM Directive to Real Estate Developers

Association of Citizen Contractors Tanzania (ACCT) has welcomed President John Magufuli's directive to public real estate developers to hire local contractors in their projects.

"This is a historic order that will go a long way in reversing the current dominance of foreign contractors in the construction sector," said ACCT Chairman Engineer Milton Nyerere in a statement issued in Dar es Salaam.

President Magufuli, speaking at a ceremony to commission two separate multi-storey buildings for the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) and PPF Pension Fund in Arusha on Monday, directed especially public estate developers to give priority to local contractors in the project execution.

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