11 January 2014

Tanzania: Investors in Mkulazi Assured of Reliable Infrastructure

GOVERNMENT has reassured investors of strengthening existing infrastructure to facilitate their operations. Minister of State, Prime Minister's Office, Investment and Empowerment, Dr Mary Nagu gave this assurance on Thursday while touring Mkulazi in Morogoro Rural District.

Mkulazi covering a total of 63 hectares was designated by government for investors in agriculture. She said government is obliged to put up required infrastructure such as roads in the plantations, so as to create a conducive investment climate in the country.

She said that Mkulazi is a huge potential for the country and urged Tanzania Investment Centre (TIC) to contact concerned authorities to put in place paved roads.

"This is a challenge for all of us, let us work together," the minister said. She noted that agriculture projects such as sugar cane and rice cultivation will reduce poverty in the country and government and the private sector need to work closely.

Dr Nagu said government will continue allocating more areas for investments, as a strategy to widen a government's tax base and therefore attain sustainable development. "It is through this that we will be able to reach our objectives as a country," said Dr Nagu.

Earlier, the TIC Director of Investment Facilitation, Ms Nakuala Senzia said already the area has been demarcated by experts.

"The demarcation of the area is according to usage and has been completed. Certificates have been issued, what we are waiting for is an agreement from the Ministry of Lands," she said.

She noted that TIC has communicated with Tanzania People's Defence Forces (TPDF), Ngerengere to assist in clearing the area, a request that has been granted.


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