Bunge panel pleased with EPZA’s drive in industrial development

17Mar 2021
The Guardian Reporter
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Bunge panel pleased with EPZA’s drive in industrial development

TRADE, Industry and Environment Parliamentary Committee that has been visiting Export Processing Zones Authority - EPZA areas in Bagamoyo in Coast region and Ubungo in Dar es Salaam Region to inspect various investment activities says it was pleased with the development of the industrial economy .

The Committee’s Chairman David Kihenzile said: “The committee will continue to mobilise the Ministry of Industry and Trade to continue improve the environment for investment and conduct visits to the factories to solve various challenges facing investors.”

In Bagamoyo the committee visited Tanfroz Ltd – meat processing plant that was still under construction and the African Dragon Co. – the factory that manufacturers raw materials for roofing sheets.

The committee also visited Took Garment factory that manufacturers jeans and T-shirts that has employed more than 3,700 workers.

The factory makes garments, 80 per cent of which are sold to AGOA markets.

In addition, the panel visited Card Africa Ltd that prints cards for banks, vouchers for mobile phones and sim cards.

The panel was greatly satisfied with EPZA, the institution that is under the Industry and Trade ministry for creating a friendly environment for investors – looking for them and sending them to areas allocated for their investments.

The Industry and Trade minister Geoffrey Mwambe said the main aim of the visit was to see government projects through EPZA as well as inspecting strategic projects that are yet to start in order to advise the government on how to develop the areas to benefit Tanzanians.

Mwambe said the committee has seen for itself the government insistence in building the industrial economy.

The parliamentary committee continues with it schedule to visit other investment areas and institutions tasked in the country’s industrial development.