Mwambe urges local authorities to allocate enough land for investors

30Nov 2021
Wilhelm Mulinda
The Guardian
Mwambe urges local authorities to allocate enough land for investors

LOCAL government authorities have been challenged to allocate enough land and provide them with electricity, water supply and reliable road infrastructure to attract investors.

Minister of State, Prime Minister's Office (Investment) Geoffrey Mwambe, threw the challenge yesterday when he visited Sandvik Company Limited that deals with assembling and rehabilitation of mining equipment as well as giving technical training to people engaging mining activities.

He noted that investors are being attracted to invest in areas that have been prepared already in terms of infrastructure so that they can start operations on time.

"Many investors do not want to use a long time making a follow-up on how to be given electricity, water and other services as they regard the situation as inconveniences to them", he said.

He said that if the councils can improve investment environment they will get as many investors as possible and at the end they will benefit adequately by collecting levies as well as creating employment opportunities in the areas.

The minister thanked for the company for opening office in Mwanza, noting that it has helped to add value in mining chain in the country a situation that will push forward the sector.

He noted that before the presence of the company, rehabilitation of different mining machineries was being done in Europe that was causing trouble to miners.

"It is good news that now the company can even revive worn out machines and appear as brand new. Also company trainees young people in the country who get vacancy opportunities in various countries across the world, he said.

He said that if the nation will have many people to serve different mines in the world it is a good track for nation develops in the mining sector.

Speaking at the occasion, Mwanza Regional Commissioner (RC), Eng. Robert Gabriel said that investment by Sandvik Company Limited in the region is an opportunity for development of the nation.

He said that it has been supporting to improve health centres, dispensaries and other social services in the communities around through corporate social responsibility (CSR), urging other investors to emulate the move.