Tanzania has kept its strong devotion to safeguard the environment, challenging all the investors planning to invest within the country to protect internationally acknowledged environmental strategies as well as terms.
Dr Mohamed Ghalib Bilal the Tanzania Vice-President mentioned over the weekend that despite the fact that the country is battling hard to establish a robust middle economy come 2015, its plan on environmental conservation will continue in play.
The vice president was speaking at the opening of the 7.5 billion shillings brand-new waste-water treatment plant found at Serengeti Breweries Limited (SBL) plant found in Mwanza having a capacity of daily treating 1728 cubic liters of water.
The V.P added that he was impressed by this type of investment aimed at conserving the environment and urged other investors, especially those running mining companies to copy this move and match up the international standards on the plan.
Dr Mohamed said that a brand-new drive ought to be started between the public sector and the private sectors on organizing a crucial plan on environmental development within the country that is important to Tanzania’s economic pursuit.
With regards to Serengeti Breweries Limited, Vice president Dr. Bilal mentioned that the government was fascinated by its project to install modern waste-water treatment equipment, however challenged it to ensure that the treated clean water isn’t wasted.
He said this responding to the statement by the Serengeti Breweries Limited management that remarked that they can merely use 30% of the clean treated water at their plants while the left over 70% is simply released out.
The Vice President also mentioned that SBL should ensure that its clean treated water isn’t wasted but rather provided to the neighboring communities to be used for domestic work such as gardening, washing and where possible farm irrigation.
Mr Nehemiah Mchechu the new Board Chairman of Serengeti Breweries Limited, said that this company beisdes its environmental commitments; has established an agribusiness plan together with the farmers plus large farms across Tanzania.
He said that they are currently pioneering an agribusiness plan that has turned out a thriving driver of local raw-materials sourcing, assisting to lower imports of the raw materials by nearly 100% in the near years to come
He added that the Company has large agri-investment agendas and is presently entering into agreement with various farmers in Manyara, West Kilimanjaro, Monduli as well as Bosutu over the farming of barley in 2015.
Mr. Mchechu went on to say that his company has invested more than 600 million shillings in obtaining barley seeds that have already been supplied freely to farmers and it has put aside 5.5 billion shillings for the purchase of more seeds for the season this year.
Eng. Evalist Ndikilo the Mwanza Regional Commissioner -RC, said that his region is putting in so much effort to invite foreign plus local investors prepared to establish plants as well as factories which are friendly to the environment.
He went on to challenge farmers living in Misungwi, Magu as well as Kwimba districts whose regions face frequent drought seasons to resort to planting barley since it doesn’t require alot water to grow and to also take advantage of the currently available market offered by Serengeti Breweries Limited.