The government yesterday said that Export Processing Zones will be established in all regions in the country.
Deputy Industry and Trade minister Gregory Teu tolf the august House that EPZs will be established in each region in the country and not only in Dar es Salaam and Bagamoyo as currently the case.
He was responding to a principal question by Esther Bulaya (Special Seats, CCM) who had wanted to know whether the government would compensate the residents of Bunda District who were shifted to pave the way for establishment of an EPZ in 2007.
Teu said that all people who are not yet to be compensated will be paid their money soon because the ministry has already secured fund from the Treasury.
“We are going to pay these people fairly …we obtained money from the Treasury this month and we expect that by next month all of them will be paid,” Teu said.
He further explained that a total of 2.1bn/- is needed to compensate the 280 people who were shifted to pave the way for establishment of the EPZ in the district.
Teu said the effected payment was done in two phases through the Bunda District Council Account whereby the first phase involved payment of 1bn/- from the Export Processing Zone Authority and during the second phase the authority disbursed 100m/-.
He said so far 116 people had been compensated, adding that the remaining 164 people will receive 1bn/- next month.