Tanzania: Japan to help build TRA on oil, gas taxation Capacity

26 March 2016, Dar es Salaam – Japan has expressed its commitment to a new technical cooperation project with Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA) in enhancing training programmes on minerals, oil and gas taxation.

President John Magufuli of Tanzania

President John Magufuli of Tanzania

The new pledge came after the completion of the four-year project dubbed ‘Project for Enhancement of Taxation Training in Tanzania, which reached its climax yesterday.

TRA has with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) support been implementing the 3.5 million US dollar (7bn/-) project since February 2012 with the aim of enhancing the technical capacity of TRA personnel, according to Acting Director of Human Resources and Administration Department Victor Kimaro.

According to him, the project was being implemented through strengthening of the training capacity of TRA arm — the Institute of Tax Administration (ITA).

The Chief Representative of JICA Tanzania, Mr Toshio Nagase, said after proper implementation of the four-year project; Japan has decided to start a new technical cooperation project in Japanese fiscal year 2016 through the agency.

“JICA headquarters will send a project designing mission within this year.

Thereby, the relationship between TRA and JICA would be further deepened while tax administration system will further be improved,” he noted.


  • Tanzania Daily News
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