OPENING ADDRESS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA, HIS EXCELLENCY BENJAMIN WILLIAM MKAPA, AT AN AWARENESS PRESENTATION AND SEMINAR ON THE FORMALISATION OF PROPERTY RIGHTS IN TANZANIA, KARIMJEE HALL, DAR ES SALAAM, 8 SEPTEMBER 2003
I should like to thank all of you for coming, and for being prepared to contribute two days of your valuable time and effort to this important session focussing on the empowerment of people in the informal sector.
I also thank the Norway Registers Development, represented today by its Managing Director, Mr. John Schjelderup Olaisen, for coming to this event.He will later present a Report on the Workshop on Formalisation of Property Rights in Tanzania held in May 2003, which seeks to prepare for a full ILD Programme for Tanzania.
Lastly, I want to thank the Norwegian Government for the grant assistance extended to us to finance this groundbreaking initiative in our war on poverty. I look forward to continued support.