Speaking during his visit at the factory accompanied by Arusha Regional Commissioner Mrisho Gambo, Bashungwa said PCCB was in the last stages of investigations and he believes the bureau will conduct the investigations fairly.
In the presence of Arusha region PCCB Commander Frida Wikesi, Bashungwa said the government is closely following up the dispute therefore PCCB will abide by industrial economy interests.
The factory’s director Andrew Mollel said due to the dispute the factory had failed to get a loan from Kenya Commercial Bank thereby failing to pay livestock keepers who had been supplying various products.
"The PCCB took away all documents relating to land ownership and up to now the investigations are not complete. We have failed to access KCB loan,” said Mollel.
He said as of now over 70 per cent of business at the factory had been affected due to Covid-19 pandemic that had necessitate closure of the main market and tourist hotels in the region.
Arusha Regional Commissioner Mrisho Gambo said at first he formed a committee to probe on the issue and has finalized work. However they are now waiting for PCCB to complete investigations so as to come up with a joint report.