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The Organization

The Organization

Zanzibar Investment Promotion Authority (ZIPA) is a semi autonomous government institution operating under the  Zanzibar Investment Promotion and Protection Authority Act No. 14 of 2018. ZIPA is the main Government Institution responsible for promotion and facilitation of investment in Zanzibar.


The core functions of the Zanzibar Investment Promotion Authority (ZIPA) are:

  1. regulate and administer investment activities in Zanzibar including Free Economic Zones
    with due regard to the principles of openness, competitiveness and transparency;
  2. promote Zanzibar as attractive investment, business destination and export platform;
  3. be a focal point for promotion and facilitation of investments and business;
  4. provide institutional support for economic development and ensure coherent economic and
    business policy formulation;
  5. promote, sensitize and facilitate internal and external investment and ensure conducive business environment;
  6. be main institution responsible for Zanzibar branding for investment promotion;
  7. facilitate both inward and outward investment and ensure conducive business environment; and
  8. provide institutional support on the development and administration of Free Economic Zones.

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To  make Zanzibar an attractive and competitive investment destination, regionally and globally


To be an efficient focal point for dynamic trade and investment promotion/facilitation by providing quality services through motivated professionals aimed at greater contribution to Zanzibar economic growth and social well-being.


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