Tanzania Daily News (Dar es Salaam)

3 August 2014

Tanzania: Nzuguni Grounds Set for Permanent Exhibitions

Dodoma — TANZANIA Agricultural Society Organization (TASO), has been urged to make Nzuguni grounds a permanent area where farmers can always access technical information related to modern farming.

The advice has been put forth by the Deputy Minister for Natural Resources and Tourism, Mr Mahamoud Mgimwa who officiated at the opening of the Farmer's Day (Nane Nane) pavilions here on Friday evening.

This year's Nane Nane exhibition is being conducted at the national level here on the section of livestock and at zonal level on agricultural activities.

"Nzuguni grounds have the biggest area, bigger than any other Nane Nane grounds in the country and it's also the one that has good and modern infrastructures including good buildings.

It will thus be wise to make agricultural services here a permanent activity," he said. He further urged TASO to advise ministries and other agricultural stakeholders to buy the idea so that the good infrastructures at the grounds are put in effective use.

Mr Mgimwa who also inspected various pavilions hailed TASO and other stakeholders for good preparations, adding that the exhibitions will be of great help to farmers.

He called on ministries to take the pavilions seriously and lead by example, adding that participation in such exhibitions was crucial. TASO Central Zone Secretary, Dr Samson Muniko promised to work on the advice, adding that his office was making various preparations, including strengthening of infrastructures to allow for permanent use.

He added that already various services were being brought closer to the grounds, including a bus stand that will be constructed nearby which will ease transportation to and from the grounds.

Over 200 private and public organizations including ministries are taking part in the exhibitions which are expected to run until eighth this month, which is the climax of the farmer's day.

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