Govt, Pensions funds team up to revive 20 factories in Morogoro

21Aug 2017
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Govt, Pensions funds team up to revive 20 factories in Morogoro

THE government in collaboration with social security funds is set to revive more than 20 factories based in Morogoro with priority given to tannery and textile production that employed more than 600 workers each since they were built in the 1980s.

Jenista Mhagama,

 

Speaking here yesterday during a meeting with heads of social security funds, the Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office, Policy, Parliamentary Affairs, Labour, Employment, Youth and the Disabled, Jenista Mhagama, asked Morogoro residents to be patient as the government was doing everything to regain their lost jobs. 

“The government with TSSA association will ensure all industries recover and it hopes all people who lost their jobs will be back since Morogoro is blessed with industrial raw materials, making introduction of industries inevitable,” she said.

Echoing President John Magufuli's message when launching PPF and NSSF towers in Arusha City, she said in order for Tanzania to attain an industrial economy the pension funds should direct their efforts towards industries.

Mhagama encouraged the industrial and agricultural sectors that are expected to feed industries with raw materials such as cotton, sisal, skins and others, saying once there was a conducive environment for peasants industries will also be sustained.

An alliance formed by PSPF, Local Authority Provident Fund, National Social Security fund, Government Employees Fund, National Health Insurance Fund plans to transform semi-sector investing in more than 20 industries which in turn will provide more than 1,000 job opportunities to residents.

Explaining TSSA work schedules on recovering and building other industries as the government ordered them on may 2016, TSSA general secretary Meshack Bandawe said: “ Twenty two industries will be built by each social security funds,” he said.