Makongoro said this yesterday shortly after his tour at a soft drinking factory—Malt Super Brands Limited in Babati District. He said the government in the region has allocated surveyed land plots with all the required infrastructures to be given to potential investors.
RC Makongoro promised to provide another 10 acres of surveyed land to the soft drinking factory for expansion of its industry. He said the government is ready to provide them with all the needed support to ensure they contribute to the region’s development.
“Doors are open for potential investors in the available opportunities; one can choose to invest in agriculture, livestock and tourism. Our plots have been installed with water and electricity services,” he stated calling upon investors to make sure they adhere to country laws which includes payment of government taxes.
The factory’s executive director David Mulokozi said the industry has so far employed 250 people who are paid some 400m/- in total every month.
According to Mulokozi said government’s decision to provide investors with free surveyed plots encouraged them to establish the factory which will bring in the market new products.
“I would like to thank the government for providing us with the land; our plans are to expand to factory and employ many more people, thus improve the livelihood of Manyara residents,” he said.
He said presence of reliable water and electricity services would increase productivity and efficiency.
The factory’s sale manager, Gwandumi Mpoma said: “Our business is set to grow further as we plan to expand the industry and increase production. We will be ambassadors to other investors interested to start businesses in Manyara.”
Mpoma said they have been producing quality products as per required standards, the thing that has enabled them to penetrate the markets easily.
Research conducted by the Tanzania Industrial Research and Development Organisation (TIRDO) in Manyara showed the region has a number of investment potentials in agriculture, fisheries and tourism sectors.
Statistics indicates that only 33 per cent of land earmarked for investment purposes has been used with 67 per cent remaining unutilised.