According to the Prime Minister of Tanzania, Kassim Majaliwa, more sugar plants will be established in the next 4 years across the country to meet the growing demand for sugar.
The strategic areas where sugar plants will be established include: Rufiji Valley, Kigoma, Kilosa, Ngerengere and Bagamoyo.
In order to achieve this, the government continues to attract local and foreign investors, Minister Majaliwa said.
He indicated that the government is in talk with Tanzanian sugar manufactirers, who intend to further invest in sugar production in the next 4 years to match the growing local demand.
Currently (2016), Tanzania produces an average of 300,000t of sugar per year, while the demand is estimated at 590,000t per year, of which 420,000t is for direct domestic consumption and the remaining 170,000t is for industrial use.