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Industrial development bank in the offing

THE government is planning to establish industrial development bank soon to speed up investment flow and loans for industrial development. Permanent Secretary (PS) in the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr Adelhelm Meru, revealed the above in Dar es Salaam yesterday during the official closing of the industrial exhibitions that took place at Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair (DITF) grounds along Kilwa Road.

Edible oil imports to continue

THE Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Mr Mwigulu Nchemba, has said it is too early to ban importation of edible oil, because the country’s crops for producing the oil is not sufficient to meet the needs of factories manufacturing the product.

‘Teachers must stay in work stations’

THE government has called on leaders to refrain from providing assistance to teachers seeking transfers, from their first appointments to teach in rural areas.

More held as sugar saga unfolds

AS more dishonest traders are being nabbed over sugar hoarding, fresh revelations indicate that tens of containers full of the sweetener are ‘covertly disappearing’ from inland container depots.

Failed factories must be restored

THE government has said that investors who acquired industries under the government’s industrial privatisation programme must ensure the industries are operating or hand them back to the government.