Samia pledges pigeon peas market for farmers

30Sep 2020
Correspondent
Babati
The Guardian
Samia pledges pigeon peas market for farmers

CCM presidential running mate Samia Suluhu Hassan has issued instructions to Babati Town Council and the District Commissioner’s Office to communicate with Morogoro Region’s authorities to establish a market for pigeon peas farmers to enable them sell their crop following-

-complaints over lack of market.

She gave the instructions after receiving complaints from Babati MP-elect (CCM) Pauline Gekul who appealed to the government to remember the region’s pigeon peas farmers who depend for their economic wellbeing.

Samia was in her election campaign in Manyara Region seeking votes for her party’s candidates on presidential, parliamentary and council’s aspirants.

She said this year, due to the Covid-19 pandemic hitting the world, many countries have not yet opened their borders. 

“Pigeon peas is not the only crop affected this season, as we produce industrial raw materials that we export, but many factories for these raw materials have been closed down due to the pandemic,” she explained.

Gekul said they appreciate the government efforts to establish a market for pigeon peas, but appealed to the government to remember the farmers because only two months remain to harvest their crop.

Samia also pledged to improve health care for mothers and children including pregnant women, as well as addressing challenges of clean and safe water.

CCM chairman for Manyara Region, Simon Lulu, said the visit by the presidential running mate in the region will bolster the party’s campaign strategies.

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