Magufuli unveils horticulture cargo flights plan

24Oct 2020
Henry Mwangonde
Arusha
The Guardian
Magufuli unveils horticulture cargo flights plan
  • Horticulture export value up $779m in 5 years, providing jobs for upwards of 4 million people – JPM

CCM presidential candidate Dr John Magufuli yesterday promised that, if he is re-elected, the government will buy new cargo planes for exporting horticultural produce by direct flights to international markets. 

CCM presidential candidate Dr John Magufuli pledges to buy new cargo planes that will boost export of horticultural produce by direct flights to international markets. He made the pledge during his campaign trail in Arusha at the end of the week.

CCM presidential candidate Dr John Magufuli yesterday promised that, if he is re-elected, the government will buy new cargo planes for exporting horticultural produce by direct flights to international markets. 

Addressing a rally at the Sheikh Amri Abeid Stadium here, he said his plans are to boost the horticulture sector by putting in place reliable transportation of flowers and fruits.

He said robust horticulture in addition to already thriving tourism can unlock the potential of Arusha as an agro-commercial hub.

For this reason, he intends to purchase new cargo planes for Air Tanzania (ATCL) upon re-election, and the construction of new passenger buildings at the Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA) and Arusha airport.

“There is a lot to be done to make Arusha a great city and a commercial hub for the country,” he declared, noting that Arusha has the potential to produce more than it is doing now if facilities like roads and airports are improved.

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