Kisarawe DC welcomes investors in district,pledges favourable climate

03Jun 2020
Getrude Mbago
The Guardian
Kisarawe DC welcomes investors in district,pledges favourable climate

​​​​​​​KISARAWE District Commissioner Jokate Mwegelo has called on investors to invest in a wide-range of investment opportunities in the district, assuring them of conducive environment and reliable supply of power.

​​​​​​​KISARAWE District Commissioner Jokate Mwegelo.

The DC made the call on Monday when she visited Mkongoma General Supply, one of the factories engaging in production of chalks.

She assured investors that they shouldn't worry of any challenge including power supply as the District is well prepared to ensure that every investor is connected to all basic needs once commences activities.

"The factory is located at Msangazalala village in Msimbu ward in the district and was earlier decrying lack of electricity. We have solved the challenge and the factory is now getting reliable power from the Tanzania Electrical Supply Company (Tanesco) with its operation cost declined significantly," she said.

According to her, before being connected to power, the factory was spending 6m/- per month for to buy diesel to conduct operation but it now spend only 400,000/- per month.

She said that the owner of the factory is a young Tanzanian who decided to take his dreams forward as well as support the country's industrialisation agenda.

"We heard ourselves that the factory owners have fought for more than six years to get connected to power and water services, it is a very long period indeed, but all of the challenges have been addressed," he added.

Mwegelo commended the investor for their enthusiasm towards supporting smooth availability of chalks in schools.

Geoffrey Mkomboma, the factory's managing director commended the government's efforts towards ensuring that the factory operates well to serve the country.

According to him, the factory has capacity of producing between 200 and 300 cartons of chalks per day depending on the season.

"Once the schools are re-opened, we will distribute chalks to more than 200 schools in the district for free to support the government efforts towards provision of quality education. Each school will get a gift of one carton of chalk," he said.

For his part, Nyanda Mlagwa, Tanesco manager in Kisarawe said that the company has intensified efforts to ensure that more areas in the district are connected to power.

"We have supplied electricity in many areas and we expect that by June next year, all the 84 villages will be connected to power, currently more than 70 villages have electricity something with stimulate economic activities in the areas," he said.

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