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  • Zanzibar Investment Promotion Authority

    facilitating investments in Zanzibar
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Zanzibar Investment Promotion Authority has evolved between times; it was first initiated in 1986 as a department under the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs up to 1992 when it was converted to government Agency (Zanzibar Investment Promotion Agency) with some form of Autonomy.

For some reasons the Government thought investment activities under the Agency were not being executed comprehensively and hence established a second institution known as Zanzibar Free Economic Zones Authority (ZAFREZA: 1992) with semi-autonomous powers operating under the Ministry of State (Planning). Even after this move there appeared to be gaps in operating investment activities and hence a third institution was formed namely Zanzibar Free Port Authority (by an Act of House of Representatives: 1998) operating under the Ministry of Finance. continued to be asked from the general public as well as investors as to why the need for separate organizations. No immediate answers were available until 2003 when an Investment Policy was endorsed by the Government which advised on the merger of all the three investment related institutions into a single Authority with autonomous status.

Hence a new legal framework was proposed and finally assented by the President of Zanzibar and Chairman of the Revolutionary Council and became law in 2004. This was the starting point of the New ZIPA (Zanzibar Investment Promotion Authority). The Authority is responsible for promotion and facilitation of investment in Zanzibar. It processes approval for new investments, facilitates incentives and all necessary permits to investors.

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Zanzibar Investment Promotion Authority
Office: Maruhubi Industrial Area, Zanzibar
United Republic of Tanzania Phone: +255 24 2233026
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Working Hours: Mo-Fr: 07:30 am - 03:30 pm

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