Chief Kijazi satisfied with progress of Mbigiri sugarcane farm project

27Oct 2020
The Guardian
Chief Kijazi satisfied with progress of Mbigiri sugarcane farm project

CHIEF Secretary John Kijazi has expressed satisfaction with the development of the sugarcane field project at Mbigiri in Morogoro Region, saying the government will ensure that the subsequent construction of a sugar factory is completed as planned and production starts as scheduled.

Chief Secretary John Kijazi (R, foreground) makes a point in Morogoro Region yesterday. Others include Permanent Secretary (Prime Minister’s Office – Policy, Parliament, Labour, Youth and Employment) Andrew Massawe (in blue jacket), NSSF director general William Erio (to the right of the PS), Mkulazi Company board chairperson Dr Hildelitha Msita, and NSSF Board of Trustees chairperson Ali I. Siwa. Photo: Guardian Correspondent

He said this over the weekend during a visit to inspect the Mbigiri sugarcane farm project in the region, which is jointly owned by the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) and the Prisons Service through its Property Production Corporation.

Speaking soon after visiting the project, Kijazi commended the ongoing work on the farm project and promised that the government would ensure that the project is completed so that the sugar production work can begin as intended.

“I thank you and congratulate you on the good work done here,” he said, adding that all that is possible will be done to ensure the factory starts working on time and produces sugar.

“Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Mkulazi Holding Co Ltd: Continue working at this speed so that this project can be completed on time and in line with the intended goals and benefits,” said the CS.

Work on the construction of a water storage dam on the Mbigiri sugarcane farm project, Morogoro continues. The facility is designed to store water 1.6 million cubic meters, enough to irrigate 756 hectares of sugarcane throughout the dry season.