Industrialists laud govt over Stiegler’s Gorge hydro-power project

19Aug 2019
The Guardian Reporter
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Industrialists laud govt over Stiegler’s Gorge hydro-power project

STAKEHOLDERS in the industrial sector have hailed the implementation of the 2100-MW Stiegler’s Gorge hydroelectric project, saying that it is among the pioneer programmes, which will contribute much in the government’s driven industrialization agenda.

Speaking to reporters over the weekend in Dar es Salaam, director general Global Packaging (T) Limited Benno Mwitumba said that the development of industries depends much from stable power supply.

“The completion of the project will a number of address challenges especially power cuts thus assuring industrialists with enough power supply to run their factories… this will also attract more investors to come in the country,” he said.

He commended various procedures that have been taken by the government to make sure that Tanzania attains its goal of becoming middle income and an industrialized country by 2025.

According to him, the availability of stable power supply will not only stimulate economic activities but also produce employment opportunities.

Prof Damian Gabagambi, director general of the National Development Corporation (NDC) commended Global Packaging (T) Limited for being serous and investing heavily in producing quality packaging materials to serve various people especially entrepreneurs in the country.

“This factory is essential in adding value especially in the agriculture produce…it has enable a number of produce to grab market opportunities abroad due to quality packaging materials,” he said.

The Global Packaging (T) is among industries which     members  states of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) have visited  and they have been impressed by the quality of  products from the factory.