Youth in Mbinga District, Ruvuma Region have reason to smile following the Vice Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee for Industry and Trade, Gaudence Cassian Kayombo’s announcement of plans to establish two oil processing plants in the district.
The sunflower oil refinery and leather tanning plants, valued at an estimated 45m/-, are hoped to reduce youth’s rural-urban migration.
The announcement was made in the first week of July when the vice chairman visited SIDO.
“…discussion on training the youth is well underway…” he said.
The plant equipment and machinery will be locally constructed by Tanzanian manufacturers enabling them to collect data and feed back on ‘real time field performance’ of their products.
“…we can’t speak about industrialisation without supporting our own manufacturers, we need to purchase their locally made machines…” he urged.
He encouraged other government bodies and private organisations to follow suit and support youth development programmes.
“…if we neglect and stigmatize them, we retard the development of our Nation…” he warned.