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Tanzania Government Challenged To Put In Place Cotton Policy

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    Fri, Nov 25th, 2011| Tanzania

    The government was yesterday advised to have in place a policy to protect and guide local cotton industries by enabling them to compete with flourishing Chinese clothing products in Tanzania.

    Director of Mzumbe University
    Dar es Salaam Business School Prof. Andrew Mbwambo said in Dar es Salaam that the policy would protect local industries and compel them to use raw materials to be sourced or produced locally.

    "The policy will have a lot of meanings to local cotton industries since they will be forced to use the locally produced materials hence bringing stiff competition against Chinese similar products," Prof. Mbwambo said.


    EPZA director general, Dr Adelhelm Meru

    The don was speaking at the workshop on African Clothing and Research Network brought together scholars, government officials, manufacturers having accumulated experience in the clothing industry as a move towards completing his research that is also conducted by researchers from seven countries of East and Southern Africa.

    "This research is at the early stage and wanting to investigate at how these seven countries get prepared to face China with its increasing clothing products which are everywhere in those countries," he said.

    According to the scholar, the plan is not to be the same as China but to have strategies of helping the countries boost their economies and create job opportunities. He also named the countries as
    Kenya, South Africa, Ethopia, Lethoto, Madascar, Swaziland and Tanzania.

    Prof. Mbwambo said he was investigating to know why privatized industries in
    Tanzania die and others remain unproductive where the findings would help to advise the government.

    "We are still continuing with the research and we have realized that it is proper involve producers in the sector so as to understand the problems they are facing and at the end give our recommendations," he said.

    The don did not hesitate to say that if Tanzania would have more industries producing and exporting cotton clothes, blankets, shoes and other related products of high quality as the
    Arusha- based Sun Flag Textile do the country could be make a headway.

    Earlier, Director General of Economic Processing Zones Authority (EPZA) Dr Adelhelm Meru commended the scholars for the ongoing research, saying the research will the country to have a good policy to protect the sector.

    Dr Meru who was the Chief Guest said the research gives the solution and direction of the problem hence said the government was behind the research.

    "It is a good move since this research is being carried out by scholars from Mzumbe University,
    NairobiUniversity and others from East and Southern of Africa focusing on cotton development," he said.

    Dr. Meru said, in the past Tanzania was doing quite well in the cotton industries like Mutex, Mwatex, Urafiki Textile na Sunguratex but in 1990 they started dying following the decline of global economy.

    However, the EPZA boss said the government was taking all the necessary measures to ensure the industrial sector is revived and given priority.

    Dr Meru further said that Tanzania is among a few countries producing cotton in the world, but very unfortunately sold outside the county as raw materials.

    Source The Guardian

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    Mjadala wowote wa kisomi auliojaa mikakati ya kuidhibiti China na bidhaa zake sioni kama ni mjadala wenye manufaa kwa nchi yetu. Sidhani kwa msomi ambaye yupo serious anaweza kutengeneza sera za kuidhibiti nchi nyingine. Busara nayoiona ni kutengeneza sera za kulinda wakulima wetu dhidi ya haramia yeyote yule, awe China au EU.
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    Hivi mpaka leo bado tunajifunza na kufanya utafiti tu, hatuwezi kuwazuia hao wachina ni bora tungetengeneza sera za kuwavutia hao wachina kuja kuinvest hapa katika sector hiyo ya pamba ili tujifunze mafanikio yao na kuiba utaalamu wao kirahisi..