He said the government is still working on the issue and that the country’s crops prices will strengthen after the increase of possessing factories in the country, saying farmers will have reliable markets.
The premier was speaking at a public rally on Wednesday in Nachingwea Ward, Ruangwa district, Lindi region during his working visit when he urged farmers not to abandon farming.
“Drop of the sesame price should not discourage you and abandon farming, because the drop is not for sesame alobe, but also for other crops such as tea, tobacco, coffee and others. The situation has been caused by the global Covid-19 pandemic,” he said.
He said the government expects that as the pandemic continues declining in many world countries, prices of crops will improve, and called upon them to exercise patience.
The PM also used the occasion to invite both local and foreign investors to invest in various agro industries because they will be assured of raw materials as well as adequate power supply.
He said among things which the fifth phase government of President John Magufuli has been emphasizing is strengthening of agricultural sector to make the country self sufficient in food, adding: “The issue of prices crops is determined by buyers and the government is a mere administrator.”
The PM also thanked the residents of Ruangwa district for their unity and solidarity during the entire five years and called upon them to continue doing so for the development of the district and the nation in general.