AoteA and Tanzania

AoteA has chosen Tanzania for many reasons including the people. language, stability and safety (see our document Why Tanzania by clicking here.)

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Aotea’s Aim

is to help grow the life quality of the people by providing secure employment and career growth for the many graduates and skilled IT resources there but also Aotea is working with companies who support education and charity in Africa. By providing the technical resources to companies who aid countries in Africa and Asia with people actually from Africa our assistance is twofold; providing cost effective skilled resources to those laudable companies and foundations whilst also providing employment in those countries.

 

Business Culture

Fairly open with little corruption for smaller business. It does help to have a local lawyer on the board. Company culture is very similar to that in Britain with similar governance. 

Bureaucracy is less than in many countries and their system of workers rights is possibly better than that in Britain, at least for White Collared workers. The workers are generally reliable but they are entitled to a lot of bank holidays and there is a tendency for the “obligatory” few days off to recover from malaria ever year or so.

 

Safety

Same as any large city, be careful at night, be friendly with the locals and watch out for snakes. There is no, possibly little, threat from terrorism and the majority of crime committed is against locals and is generally bag snatching, burglary etc. You are just as likely to be harmed or victimised in London, and more likely to be kidnapped in London.

 

Political Stability

Tanzania has been a stable republic since independence, possibly too stable as the same party has been in power since then, despite there being alternatives. There is a slight problem in upper Governmental corruption, which goes for any such country, with elections being regularly rigged in favour of the ruling party. However, the government is generally benign and the country prospers.

 

Price Continuity

Tanzania is at the beginning of its technology growth curve and it will be many years before the people there come close to British salaries and costs. Thus the continuity of rates from this country should remain fairly constant, although Brexit reduced the value of the pound giving the impression of a rate increase when dealing in US dollars.

 

Skills

The universities are pumping out a lot of skilled and qualified graduates. It is slightly harder to find experienced senior staff than in more developed countries but the people here are hungry and quick to learn. Most skills and levels of experience can be found but more obscure skills, such as AS400 or SAP don’t exist.

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