Use internal revenue to improve agriculture- PM Majaliwa

TANZANIA, Mbeya PRIME Minister Kassim Majaliwa has directed the Ministry of State in the President’s Office (Regional Administration and Local Government) to ensure that part of the revenue generated from agriculture, livestock and fisheries is set aside to improve the relevant sectors as per the guidelines.

The Premier issued the directives on Thursday after visiting pavilions of various institutions at the ongoing Nanenane Agricultural National Exhibition at John Mwakangale grounds in Mbeya Region.

“You must  make sure that you  observe the guidelines during the preparation of  the government budget plan for the 2023/2024 financial year  which requires Local Government Authorities (LGAs) to allocate revenue from agricultural produce (20 per cent), livestock (15 per cent ) and fishery (5 per cent)  to improve agricultural sector, including  developing strategic crops,” the PM directed the  Ministry of State in the President’s Office (PO-RALG).

In order to improve crop production, fisheries and livestock keeping, including improving the quality of output, the Premier urged stakeholders in the sector to use financial institutions to access loans to help them to increase productivity and promote growth of their businesses.

“Financial institutions have opened a window for you, they want to hear from you, there is no development without taking loans provided you observe the conditions for accessing the funds. If you want to advance your business and you have no capital go and borrow but you should also repay the loans so that other people could also access them,” Majaliwa said.

Mr Majaliwa further said that the government has continued to negotiate with various financial institutions so that they can reduce the interest rate on the loans and increase opportunities for entrepreneurs in the country to get loans and develop their businesses.

“I am pleased to learn that some of the financial institutions have reduced the interest rate to 9 per cent…It is my expectation that they will further lower the rate,” he said.

In a related development, Mr Majaliwa urged Ministers and Regional Commissioners (RCs) to implement the directives issued recently by Vice-President Dr Philip Mpango, in order to create more opportunities for young people, who will benefit from Building Better Tomorrow (BBT) programme.

He also instructed the RCs and executives in Local Government Authorities (LGAs) to cooperate with responsible ministries to ensure that young people are provided with farmland, training, including  finding  stakeholders who will help them to access  capital to carry out  agricultural, livestock, fisheries activities and access reliable markets.

“The RCs have to cooperate with Local Government Authorities in their areas to ensure that they allocate areas for youths who are in training under the BBT programme. We want these young people to find their areas ready and start working immediately, when they complete training,” the Premier emphasised.

 

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