By Azania Post Reporter
Tanga Fresh LTD has asked the government to put the factory into zero rate economic system purposely of increasing production and enter its products into the international market competition.
The general manager, Maiko Karata said this while briefing the deputy minister for Industry, Trade and Investment, Eng. Stella Manyanya on the activities carried out by the factory.
The minister is on two - day official tour in Tanga region to inspect development of industries in the region.
The manager said the factory has increased the production of milk and its products from 50,000 litres in the year 2017 to 120,000 litres this year, 2018.
Karata said many dairy factories collapsed due to many factors including the country’s tax system and the state of the economy.
He cited an example of the neighbouring country, Kenya saying its dairy processing factories increased production after its government formulated a zero rate system policy.
This has made Kenya now produces two million litres while Tanzania factories stand into 200,000 litres.
" We are requesting the government to review tax and economy policies of our country for the local factories. We are also asking to consider putting them into zero rate return program purposely for increasing production and enter our products into the international market competition," he said.
In another development, he said the factory is in a trial basis putting into the local and international markets its new box packed product branded " Long life milk" which could remain in the market for a period of six months.
Karata elaborated that a new product is being processed and packed from the newly established second factory which its foundation stone was laid down by President John Magufuli August last year.
For her part, the deputy minister assured the investors of good cooperation between them and the government.
She, however, warned them (investors) who have failed to develop the factories they were given, that soon the government is going to take legal measures against them.
“The government is ready to support any investor to develop privatised industries,” said Manyanya.