200 residents employed in new bag making factory in Kahama District

29Jun 2020
The Guardian
200 residents employed in new bag making factory in Kahama District

​​​​​​​OVER 200 people have been employed by Kahama Plastic Investment Tanzania Limited at the factory established in Mhongolo ward in Kahama District, Shinyanga Region that manufacturers bags for storage of cereals crops.

Apart from job creation for youths and women, the factory is also environmental friendly as it will use  waste bags   as raw materials for making new bags.

Speaking to reporters at the weekend the company’s managing director Khamis Mhoja thanked President John Magufuli for developing the industrial sector and appealed to him to continue putting in place an enabling environment for investors.

“As of now the factory has started working on trial basis, we could have been far ahead but we were held back by Covid-19 pandemic and our expectations is to produce five tons every day,” he said.

He added: “Our raw materials are the   waste bags   and therefore our factory is environmental friendly, while the market is in abundance – the whole of the Lake zone need storage bags for the crops produced,” he added.

Debora Nyanda, Neema Lukumo and Khamis Isa who are residents of Mhongolo ward near the factory said they are thankful for the factory as they received employment which earn them money for their livelihoods.