Katavi RC woos livestock investors

KATAVI: KATAVI Regional Commissioner, Ms Mwanamvua Mrindoko has invited strategic local and foreign investors to establish factories for processing and marketing livestock products.

The investments such as leather and milk processing factories will contribute to the economic growth of the region and improve the lives of the citizens of the region.

The RC said when handing over equipment for processing and storing livestock products given by President Dr Samia Suluhu Hassan to Kashaulili Milk Cooperative union in Mpanda District that the region is the home of over one million population of livestock according to last year census of livestock

“Serious investors will surely explore untapped potentials and underutilised investment opportunities available in the region,” Ms Mrindoko said.

Additionally, she challenged livestock keepers to embrace zero grazing, noting that this mode is crucial as it focuses more on quality as opposed to quantity.

“Livestock keepers should avoid keeping big herds of unproductive cattle. Instead, they should adopt modern dairy keeping which is more productive and economically viable,” said the RC.

The Katavi Regional Administrative Secretary (RAS), Mr Hassan Rugwa said the region has set friendly environment to attract investors to explore untapped potentials and underutilised investment opportunities available in the region.

The Tanganyika District Commissioner (DC) Mr Onesmo Buswelu, who at the event represented Mpanda District Commissioner, said the district administration will make a close monitoring and supervision to ensure the donated equipment are used for the intended purpose.

The Kashaulili Milk Cooperative Union Chairman, Mr Charles Ngonyani, said the equipment will support and assure them to preserve the milk in a safe and quality way.

Katavi is famous for both production of maize and as well as livestock keeping.

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