The United Republic of Tanzania, President's Office Regional Administration and Local Goverment, Mbeya Region

Investment in Social Infrastructure

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Investment Opportunities in Social Infrastructure

Social Infrastructure: The Situation

Education
Mbeya Region is well equipped with all levels of education from primary to university. The Region has universities and colleges: the universities include Teofilo Kisanji University (TEKU), the Open University of Tanzania, Mbeya University of Science and Technology, Mzumbe University Mbeya campus (MU), Tumaini - Makumira University, Tumaini – Iringa University and St. Augostino University. Other colleges include Tanzania Institute of Accountancy, College of Business Education, Moshi University College of Cooperatives and Business Studies and Uyole Agricultural Research and Training Institute. These institutions are capable of offering services in training, research and consultancy for various clients.

Health
The region provides quality services using the existing health facilities. Meanwhile there is one (1) referral hospital with a blood bank facility and Centre for Excellence, 1 regional hospital, seventeen (17) hospitals, thirty seven (37) health centres, and 362 dispensaries over the region. There are several private pharmacies offering wide range of essential and non essential drugs.

Apart from the above services, the health sector is supported by health insurance services from government and private sectors such as AAR, Medx, National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF), Community Health Fund (CHF) – currently being promoted in all Districts and Support from Development Partners.

The region is promoting Public Private Partnership (PPP) whereby the private health sector facilities account for 28% of the total facilities in the region. Most of these facilities are located in remote areas of the region. There are organized mobile health services for some specialized services like eye services care, treatment of HIV/AIDS services, surgery and mental health services.

Water Supply and Sanitation
Water supply and sanitation in Mbeya Region is the role of the District Council and Water Supply and Sanitation Authorities supply water within region. The supply does not meet the demand of region population. Rural water supply is at 51.6%; in other urban towns water supply is at 60% and in Mbeya City water supply is 96%.

Solid Waste Management
The rapid growth of Mbeya city and other growing urban towns calls for an alternative urban strategic management. There are key facilities and services which call for immediate change among others is solid waste management.

Solid waste management in Mbeya City is undertaken by City authority. Due to increasing urban human activities, the City Council has been not able to cope with the generation of solid wastes.

Security
Mbeya region is secure place for both business community and investors. Security for its people and their properties has become an agenda of high priority in the regional government at all levels. As part of the effort, the region is proud to have competent police force, tight immigration control, private security companies and positive community participatory on security management. All these have made Mbeya region an attractive place to live and invest.

The region is the zonal centre for the Prevention and Combating Corruption Bureau (PCCB).  The Bureau aims at strengthening the mechanisms and processes of preventing and combating corruption in Zone, thus creating conducive environment for investment

Social Security
There are several security organizations that are represented in Mbeya; they include NSSF, PSPF, LAPF, PPF and GEPF.

Education
a) Construction and running of pre-primary schools, primary & secondary schools, universities and poly-techniques schools.
b) Investment in research and development institutions.
c) Education support services like hostels, libraries, laboratories.
d) Transfer of technology and management know-how
e) Partnership in research and development
f) Partnership in University construction

Health
a) Construction of modern specialized hospitals and health supporting services
b) Hospital equipment and supplies
c) Drugs production
d) Specialized patient transport services, e.g. charter planes and motor vehicles
e) Partnership in the construction and expansion of hospitals through Private-Public Partnership
f) Partnerships in Research and Development in Medical and Health issues
g) Investment in medical insurance

Water Supply and Sanitation
a) Private management of water supply and sanitation
b) Provision of water supply and sanitation support services, such as billing
c) Supply of equipment
d) Transfer of technology and management know-how

Solid Waste Management
a) Private solid waste management operations
b) Use of modern technology of solid waste management – collection , transport and disposal/reuse by products
c) Build of solid waste management facilities
d) Supply of equipment and machinery
e) Transfer of technology and management know-how

Security Services
a) Private specialized security services
b) Installation of security services in specific areas, such as banks
c) Supply of security equipment
d) Social security services
e) Insurance companies and services of all categories
f) Research and Development of social security services