Monday, June 4, 2018
Tshs. 45 billion is set to revive fisheries cooperation in the country
The government has set aside Tshs. 45 bn/- to revive the defunct Tanzania Fisheries Corporation (TAFICO) which got confiscated in mid 1990s and suspended its services which were later on privatized to private sectors. The deputy minister for Livestock and Fisheries Abdallah Ulega said last week in parliament that, in line with the revival of this important corporation in fisheries sector, the money will also be used in preparations to build a State-of-the–art ship to facilitate fishing activities in deep sea along Indian Ocean in order to increase incomes. The deputy minister further clarified that, the government has received an advisor to help put down the needed logistics for the new development who will work within eight months after which the project will start. He also noted that, the feasibility study is currently going on over the project to establish how the government is going to benefit from the project. The deputy minister was clarifying a point raised by Myamagana legislator Stanslaus Mabula (CCM) who had directed a question to the ministry of livestock and fisheries with a view to know the current development associated with the fishing activities taking place in Lake Victoria.