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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