SIDO INSIST SMES ON BUSINESS COMPLIANCES.
SIDO DSM has recently conducted a two weeks food processing and Entrepreneurship Development training on value addition of locally available Agricultural products that included fruits, nuts, vegetables, tomatoes etc. The objective of the training was to create and activate entrepreneurial potential existing among the participants on food processing Industry with a strategy of using locally available resources.
The training involved 31 participants from all Districts of Dar -Es -Salaam city. Through the training the participants acquired various skills on processing and production of different products like Mango juice, Bread, Cake, Peanut Butter, Wine, Fruit Jam, Tomato Sauce and Dried Fruits.
The training was officially closed by SIDO Dar Es Salaam Regional Manager, Mr. Meena H.S.S, in which among other things he argued the participants to make use of SIDO services effectively to enable them grow. He mentioned services available that include Technology Development, Training and Extension services, Marketing and Information as well as Credit / Financial services. He told them, “having a certificates will mean nothing if you don’t use the acquired skills effectively in establishing small industries”.
Furthermore, He reminded participants to comply with the existing legal business requirements like Registration of Business/Companies, TFDA permits, Business Licenses, Use of Barcode, Development of trade marks (Brands) as well as adhering to correct weights and measures of products and packaging requirements. Moreover participants were insisted to be trust worth by investing in production of quality product, and providing good customer care.