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A high level delegation from the United Republic of Tanzania, including three Government Ministers, is paying an unofficial visit to Jamaica between January 20 and 23, to observe and learn from aspects of Jamaica’s development strategies.
While in Jamaica, members of the delegation are expected to meet with Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Audley Shaw; Minister of Water and Housing, Dr. Horace Chang; and Minister of Energy, Clive Mullings.
The visiting delegation includes Minister for Water and Irrigation, Professor Mark Mwandosya; Minister for Energy and Minerals, William Ngeleja; and Minister for Finance and Economy, Mustafa Mkullo.
The delegation is also comprised of board and executive management team members from the Energy and Water Utilities Regulatory Authority (EWURA) of Tanzania. This organisation is involved in the development, management, and regulatory oversight of the energy and water sectors in Tanzania, including electricity, natural gas, and petroleum.
The team is visiting Jamaica as part of a three-country study tour, which also includes Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago. While in the region, they will study the policy framework, regulatory structure and strategies that these three CARICOM member-states use to develop and manage their natural gas, energy, and water sectors.
The main objective of the study tour, according to a release from EWURA, is to provide interactive exchange for these key Tanzanian officials with their professional counterparts, to evaluate, discuss and share professional experiences and learn from best practices.
As it relates to the water sector, the visiting team will look at the available regulatory instruments, and best practices in the development, management and regulation of water resources, including the delivery of safe, reliable and efficient supplies, to satisfy the demand of domestic and industrial customers.

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