Govt issued SIDO 4.29bn/- for small scale enterprises

21Apr 2021
By Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Govt issued SIDO 4.29bn/- for small scale enterprises

THE government has issued 4.29bn/- to the Small Industries Development Organization (SIDO) for the development of Small Scale Enterprises in the year 2020/21.

unjo MP Dr Charles Kimei.

The activities include development of technology and construction of small industries for small businesses.

Deputy minister for industries and trade Exaud Kihage made the remarks when responding to a question from Vunjo MP Dr Charles Kimei.

In his question, the MP wanted to know the government plan to help small scale businesses by providing them with loans to establish small scale industries.

In response, the deputy minister said the strategy by the government was to develop small industries aimed at increasing value to crops and products.

“The government has continued to build capacity to small industries especially to help develop technology according to needs,” he said.

He said SIDO has various centres namely Kilimanjaro, Arusha, Kigoma, Lindi, Iringa, Mbeya and Shinyanga.

He added machines are available on SIDO’s website and they are distributed to various regions.

He further said the machines depend on the ability and the needs of the entrepreneur.

SIDO has continued to search for technology both locally and international and then use it to establish machines which will help businesses.

On the other hand he said SIDO is setting up modern machines which are able to help businesses and use it to develop.

“Let me assure our people those who need the machines that they are supposed to visit SIDO offices near them because the machines are available, this includes the people of Vunjo constituency,” he said.

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