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MP accuses firm of cannibalising former meat processing factory with former MP Zainudin Adamjee

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    By In2EastAfrica - Sat Jul 16, 12:26 pm


    Industry, Trade and Marketing deputy minister Lazaro Nyalandu

    Kawe legislator Halima Mdee (Chadema) has said that a foreign company, Al Ghurair Investment LLC from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), in collaboration with former Kinondoni member of Parliament Zainudin Adamjee, have removed and sold all the machinery which was fixed at Tanganyika Packers, a meat factory.

    Mdee said the investor, who bought the industry after it was privatised in 2002, had yet to fully pay for it.

    The lawmaker charged further that the government was negotiating with the buyer with a view to effecting a refund so the government could operate it itself.
    She questioned the rationale for the government to negotiate with the investor who was still indebted for the same factory.

    Responding, Industry, Trade and Marketing deputy minister Lazaro Nyalandu said the 180 hectares on which the factory is situated were not sold to the investor. He said the area was meant for the construction of residential blocks.

    In his primary question, Namelock Sokoine, Special Seats (CCM), had demanded explanation from the government why the industry was closed while there was plenty of raw materials in the country.

    Responding, the minister said Tanganyika Packers had a lot of debts and was put under receivership since October 1993.

    He said a meat factory should be established far from residential areas and requires a large space for livestock keeping.
    Source The Guardian