KAGERA Region has allocated land and buildings for academic improvements including construction of a campus for the Nelson Mandela African Institute of Science and Technology (NM-AIST).
Kagera Regional Administrative Secretary (RAS), Mr Toba Nguvila explained that the government has allocated land at Kahororo Ward, in Bukoba Municipality for the construction of NM-AIST campus.
He commended Bukoba Rural District’s Itahwa and Kangabusharo villagers for allocating 323 acres free of charge for construction of the college.
He explained that, the government has allocated buildings at Rwamishenye Council where students will be accommodated while arrangements were being made to construct permanent hostels.
“On behalf of all Kagera residents, I commend President Samia Suluhu Hassan for allocating 20bn/- for the construction of University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) school in the region. This is highly commendable since it will speed up people’s development,” he said.
He called on Tanzanians in the diaspora who are coming from Kagera to invest back home and promote the region’s investment opportunities in various sectors.
Mr Nguvila also encouraged them to find markets for Tanzanian products and raw materials in their countries of residence.
He urged the private sector to garb opportunities in the tourism sector particularly in promoting the role of domestic tourism in the economy, noting that lack of awareness is a gap and opportunity for players in the private sector to take advantage and contribute to national economic building efforts.
He explained that the Nelson Mandela African Institution of Sciences and Technology would spearhead research on aquatic creatures and would soon open a campus in Bukoba Municipal Council.
“We are delighted that the MoU for the implementation of the project has been finalised. Every one of us should play his/her role to increase revenue from fisheries resources. We have the ability and capacity of doing this,” he said.
He also revealed that the Center for Aquaculture Technology has already been completed at Lubambangwe village, in Geita Region’s Chato District a project that cost about 3.07bn/- upon completion.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO), for Tanzania Agricultural Catalytic Trust (TACT) Dr John Kyaruzi commended authorities in Kagera Region for allocating enough land at Kyamalange village, in Bukoba Rural’s Rubafu Ward where cage fish farming activities would be conducted on pilot basis while TACT would undertake funding of the programme.