Jafo calls for authorities to complete construction of 100 industries

21Mar 2019
The Guardian Reporter
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Jafo calls for authorities to complete construction of 100 industries

MINISTER of State in the President's Office, Regional Administration and Local Government, Suleiman Jafo has given regional authorities until June this year to complete construction of 100 industries as the nation’s second five years development plan 2016/2017 -2020/2021.

MINISTER of State in the President's Office, Regional Administration and Local Government, Suleiman Jafo

Jafo gave the order on Tuesday evening when speaking at a function to receive reports regarding construction of the industries.  He said the list of regions with lower number of factories will be revealed in June, 2019.

Construction of the industries is expected to boost the government’s industrialisation drive and targets of transforming Tanzania into a middle-income sized nation by 2025.

According to Jafo, construction of the industries is in conjunction with the country’s implementation of the second five years development plan 2016/2017 -2020/2021. 

He said that until December 31st, 2018 a total of 4,777 were constructed in the country which is equivalent to 183.73 percent of the requirement of 2,600 industries.

The minister asserted that the industries were classified in four groups ranging from big factories (108), middle-sized industries (236), 2,422 small industries and another 2,010 more small industries. All the industries were expected to employ about 36,790 Tanzanians.

Jafo noted that Dar es Salaam leads with a big number of industries which had constructed a total of 46 industries out of the 108 constructed countrywide.

He said Coast Region ranks second with a total of 8 industries. It is followed by Mwanza, Lindi and Simiyu regions of which have a total of seven industries each.

Minister Jafo urged regional leaders especially community development officers at local government level to sensitise people to start factories, thus participate fully in the nation’s industrialisation agenda.

Speaking on behalf of other Regional Commissioner, Aggrey Mwanri of Tabora Region he assured the minister that all the industries will be built in accordance with the government directives. 

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