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Rwanda Police Return Three Stolen Vehicles to South African Owners

By Athan Tashobya

Barnard Kobus , a South African farmer in Free State Province lost his Toyota Land Cruiser truck in August 2012. He was in a prayer room with a friend when unknown people came and took away two of the cars that were parked outside, including his.

Five years later, Kobus received a call from the South African Police informing him that his car had been intercepted, in Rwanda.

“When I received a call, I was so happy. I had given up on my car but the police didn’t give up. They did their job very well and I hope my friend’s car will eventually be found as well,” he told The New Times, shortly after being handed the car key to his vehicle at Rwanda Police headquarters in Kacyiru.

He added: “I am a bit sad that it is old but I was very sad when I lost it. I am now happy the police found it and now I know insurance will help me revamp it.”

Kobus’s car is among the three vehicles stolen from South Africa, intercepted in Rwanda and handed back to rightful owners by Rwanda National Police, yesterday.

Since Rwanda adopted the International Police Organization’s – Interpol – I-24/7 communication system two years ago, 38 vehicles-with the last interception happening on Tuesday morning at Akanyaru Border stolen all the way from Mexico -have been recovered, according to police.

Assistant Commissioner of Police Peter Karake, the Commissioner for Interpol says that the system has fundamentally changed the way the global law enforcement community works jointly to battle such sophisticated transnational crimes.

“The system gives us access to several criminal databases globally, mainly for stolen motor vehicles, wanted persons and stolen and lost travel documents among others,” Karake said.

Capt. Francois Conradie from the South African Police told The New Times that I-24/7 communication system is huge boost for security operatives in combating transnational crimes.

“This technology is of a very high standard. unfortunately, technology is not always our friend because criminals are always inventing new ways to counter one that is in place but with such collaboration we have seen with Rwanda National Police, we can definitely end transnational crimes,” Conradie said.

Karake said that the system has been installed in all the 13 entry points into the country including Kigali International Airport-and it has played a key role in curbing the number of cross-border and transnational crimes transiting Rwanda.

“Most of the vehicles we intercepted are those transiting our country because of the number plates. Some are going to DR Congo, Burundi, Uganda or Kenya. Very few vehicles are destined for Rwanda. But for the sake of international corporation, we have to act and that is what we agreed to fight cross-border and transnational crimes.

“Mostly we get these vehicles from drivers who are oblivious to the crime because initial sellers are difficult to catch. We are slowly but surely combating transnational crimes and we ask the public to be vigilant about such crimes” Karake added.

Besides Kobus’s truck, two other cars; a Range Rover Sport and a Toyota Fortuner were handed over to South African owners.

The Fortuner was handed to its owner, South African national Peter Cawood while the Range Rover was collected by the South African police on behalf of the owner.

Malawi: Police Officers Encouraged to Go for HIV Test

By Elijah Phimbi

Malawi Police officers in the Eastern Region District of Balaka have been encouraged to go for HIV Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT) to know their status as one way of combating the deadly Aids pandemic.

The call was made at the end of a day long Peer Educators (PE’s) Training of Balaka Police Station Officers which took place at Sue

Rider Hall and was organised with funding from Project Concern Universal (PCI) Balaka Office.

Speaking in an interview with Nyasa Times, Assistant Supt. Robert Sakwiya who represented the Station Officer (S.O) admitted that Police Officers have not been spared by the deadly killer disease hence the need for Peer Educators to be equipped with knowledge and tools that can assist in reducing the growth rate of the infected fellows.

Balaka Police HIV/Aids Coordinator and Peer Educator Assistant Supt. Edward Girevulo said the training will assist them in making

evaluations and see how much change they have brought in the Malawi Police Service particularly at Balaka Station as well as looking at which areas to improve.

Girevulo however expressed concern with the high infection rate among police officers.

“Infact Malawi Police Service (MPS) is very much affected because the infection rate is very much higher amongst Police Officers. We

therefore need to think about our lives and families and avoid engaging ourselves in extra marital affairs” said Girevulo.

Speaking on behalf of female Officers, Assistant Supt. Salome Osman said she was happy to be part of the Peer Educators team at Balaka Police and that she will capitalise on this to share the knowledge and experience gained through the training with other officers.

“I am very happy to be part of this group and I will share whatever I have learnt here with others. I will also encourage my friends to go

for VCT” said Osman.

She therefore advised fellow Police Officers that: “They should abstain and avoid engaging themselves in risky behaviours that can

lead to contraction of HIV”.

A 2013 Survey Conducted by German Aid Agency Organization for International Cooperation (GIZ) that singled out the Northern Region part of Malawi revealed that the Malawi Police Service was the only Government Department badly hit by the pandemic amongst all the Civil Services Departments.

By then, the infection rate was at 32.5 percent for Female Officers and 23.7 percent for Male Officers.

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Workers ‘At the Mercy of Employers’

By Louis Kolumbia

Dar es Salaam — Tanzania must address various challenges in the labour industry if its people are to benefit from the country’s industrialization strategy, a new report by Legal and Human Rights Centre (LHRC) suggests.

The issues include employment contracts, knowledge of labour rights and obligations and compliance with compensation demands, according to the Human Rights and Business Report 2016.

Other challenges are freedom of association and active engagement of registered trade unions, gender issues at workplaces as well as issues of discrimination in the labour and employment industry.

The fifth LHRC report – which was conducted in 14 regions across Mainland Tanzania – found out that 37.82 per cent of surveyed workers didn’t have employment contracts while 62.18 per cent had contracts.

Presenting the report findings, LHRC researcher from the unit of human rights and business, Mr Pasience Mlowe said while 61.60 per cent have written contracts, 38.40 per cent have oral contracts.

The findings further show that only 40.11 per cent said they had an opportunity to negotiate terms of contracts with employers while 59.89 per cent said they were denied the opportunity.

While the Employment and Labour Act 2004 requires employees to be given copies of contracts they have signed, some employers opted to remain with copies.

According to him, workers have been working under different job descriptions contrary to the one stipulated in contracts they have signed.

“Study has found some companies preferring short term contracts, normally three to six months. Such contracts enable the companies to recruit new employees upon their expiry, thus they are exploitative,” he said.

The trend, according to Mr Mlowe, is purposely done to avoid having workers who might demand rights that skilled workers are entitled to.

Furthermore, he said, the report also revealed poor engagement of employees in salary determinations, with 50.72 per cent of respondents saying salary was determined by employer while only 18.62 per cent said employer negotiated with trade union as 10.03 per cent did personally engage in negotiations with their employers.

Generally, employees were reported to have little knowledge of labour laws, putting them in doubt whether they could advocate their rights in the process of fulfilling their obligations.

“Analysis shows that 79.94 per cent of respondents have said they did not have the basic knowledge of labour laws governing the country and obligations stated therein,” he said.

However, the Trade Union Congress of Tanzania (Tucta) and the Association of Tanzania Employers (Ate) have started awareness campaigns through radio programmes and provision of flyers to workers in some areas.

Companies are also reported to poor working condition thereby threatening the health of workers in production lines.

In the same vein, a number of companies violated Article 2 of the International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention and section 19 (1), (2) of the Employment and Labour Relations Act (ELRA), 2004 requiring employees to work not more than eight hours a day and 45 hours a week.

Similarly, a number of employees are still not contributing to social security funds and Workers Compensation Fund (WCF).

This is despite the fact that employers do deduct such monies from employees’ monthly salaries.

Employees, the study shows, are generally ignorant of the presence of the WCF.

Enacted in 2008, the WCF seeks to compensate employees suffering occupational injuries or who have contracted occupational diseases through handsome compensation that would enable their rehabilitation to full recovery.

Trade unions

While 64 per cent of the respondents believe trade unions were doing a good job, the report found out that the idea had not been well entrenched in the employment system.

“The current challenge with trade unions is that they lacked enough personnel at regional and district level rendering them to be very weak instrument in advocating workers’ rights,” the report reads.

Liberia: Mixing Arts With Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

By Claudia Smith

It Takes a Village Africa, Founded by Matu Davis and her two artistic daughters, Erica Davies Cole (Spokesperson) and Evonne Adebo, have begun focusing on their Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program, and have now incorporated Arts (STEAM) to improve competitiveness in science and technology development for children who require a more creative way of learning. “The first program that we are doing, called Girls in Technology, is another aspect of the STEM. STEAM is where we incorporate the arts. My sister is an artist and she recommended that arts be added into the STEM program,” Erica added. “We are partnering with Liberian organizations that need these STEM and STEAM components.”

STEAM is an educational program that has been executed across the world, but is now in Liberia for the first time. It engages students in incorporated learning as they explore the world around them, thus allowing them to create innovative solutions to problems, and communicate their results while learning Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.

STEAM is more than just the subjects, it is the intentional mixing of core contents with arts to inspire all students to think deeply, develop creative solutions, and aspire to a greater future. “We have another organization that’s doing arts where we take the children there to perform arts, drawing, different things of that nature just to be able to open up their creative third eye,” Erica stated. She says she and her siblings grew up with the fundamentals of arts, where they we were able to play violin, piano, learn Latin, Ballet, painting, etc.

“We also engaged another organization in August that was able to have a Robotics Camp, teaching kids the dynamics of how to put together the mechanics (ROBOTS). With STEM, they also get to learn the Periodic Table, about carbon and carbon monoxide, which is very important,” she added. Erica also believes that children who are aware of different things that they sometimes don’t learn in school will be able to learn simplistic concepts through the STEAM program.

Meanwhile, the international focus of the STEM program is to develop rigorous math and science skills through engineering, while the STEAM initiative embraces the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics to engage all students in authentic learning STEM is a global initiative, and for Erica and It Takes a Village Africa, their inspiration is the children.

“I look at the children here in Liberia and it really brightens up my day. I see a lot of the children that’s here that are smart, creative and artistic. But they’ll go to school and be considered dull; and they are not, they are geniuses. We need to give them the tools to succeed” she revealed.

“We at It Take a Village Africa want to provide the children with the tools to be able to succeed by accommodating them. With each pupil’s profile, we are able to test them and place them where they need to be placed and be in cooperation with the parents as well. Their parents and the holistic community as a whole will play a major role; therefore, we engage the parents and don’t want this to be something the kids just come or sneak into; It takes a village to raise a child.

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Nigeria: Cholera Outbreak Threatens More Than 1 Million People in Refugee Camps

By Kieran Guilbert

London — The disease, which spreads through contaminated food and drinking water, causes diarrhea, nausea and vomiting

At least 1.4 million people uprooted by Boko Haram’s insurgency in northeast Nigeria are living in ‘cholera hotspots’, prey to an outbreak of the deadly disease which is sweeping through camps for the displaced, the United Nations said on Thursday.

An estimated 28 people have died from cholera in the conflict-hit region, while about 837 are suspected to have been infected with the disease, including at least 145 children under the age of five, said the U.N. children’s agency (UNICEF).

The outbreak was first identified last week in the Muna Garage camp in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno state, which is the heart of jihadist group Boko Haram’s brutal eight-year campaign to carve out an Islamic caliphate in northeast Nigeria.

About 1.8 million people have abandoned their homes because of violence or food shortages, U.N. agencies say, and many live in camps for the displaced throughout northeast Nigeria.

Several aid agencies last month told the Thomson Reuters Foundation that Nigeria’s rainy season could spread disease in already unsanitary displacement camps, and 350,000 uprooted children aged under five are at risk of cholera, UNICEF said.

“Cholera is difficult for young children to withstand at any time, but becomes a crisis for survival when their resilience is already weakened by malnutrition, malaria and other waterborne diseases,” UNICEF’s Pernille Ironside said in a statement.

“Cholera is one more threat amongst many that children in northeast Nigeria are battling today in order to survive,” added Ironside, UNICEF’s deputy representative in Nigeria.

UNICEF said aid agencies have set up a cholera treatment centre at the Muna Garage camp, chlorinated water in camps and host communities to curb the outbreak, and mobilised volunteers and local leaders to refer suspected cases to health facilities.

The disease, which spreads through contaminated food and drinking water, causes diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. It can kill within hours if left untreated, but most patients recover if treated promptly with oral rehydration salts.

The latest figures represent a 3.3 percent fatality rate – well above the 1 percent rate that the World Health Organization rates as an emergency. The short incubation period of two hours to five days means the disease can spread with explosive speed.

More than 20,000 people have been killed in the conflict with Boko Haram, at least 2.2 million have been displaced, and 5.2 million in the northeast are short of food, with tens of thousands living in famine-like conditions, U.N. figures show.

Writing By Kieran Guilbert, Editing by Belinda Goldsmith

Liberia: ‘Rotten Chicken’ Intercepted

The National Public Health Institute of Liberia (NPHIL) in collaboration with the Ministry of Commerce has intercepted a consignment of ‘contaminated’ chicken meat, egg and egg products that were headed to Liberia.

A press statement from NPHIL says it was alerted by the INFOSAN Secretariat that a consignment of contaminated products with the pesticide fipronil was headed to Liberia from Europe.

INFOSAN is the International Food Safety Authorities Network managed jointly by Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Health Organization (WHO) with the secretariat in WHO.

Fipronil is a broad spectrum antibiotic that is used to control insects in the poultry industry. When poultry products are contaminated with this pesticide in high amount by humans, it can lead to liver and kidney damage.

Based on the alert notification, the National Public Health Institute of Liberia in collaboration with its partners launched a rapid investigation.

According to NPHIL, investigation has revealed that a company in France, Kalli Foods with suppliers, Chlodinia Skladowa PAGO Sp. z o.o., located in Poland, in August 2017 exported 1,060 kg of frozen chicken bodies to Liberia that may have been possibly contaminated with this pesticide.

The release said the consignment was expected to arrive in Liberia on October 5, 2017, but due to the alert, the consignment has been recalled by Kalli food in France and will not land in Liberia.

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Nigeria: Akeredolu Urges Inclusion of Breast Cancer Treatment in NHIs, Plans Specialist Centre for Ondo

By Adelowo Adebumiti

Worried by the alarming rate of breast cancer among women and the dearth of relevant equipment for treatment in the country, wife of Ondo State governor, Arabinrin Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu has announced plans for the establishment of a specialist centre in Ondo state to treat victims of the scourge in Nigeria. Anyanwu-Akeredolu made the declaration recently at media briefing held at Cromwell Hotel, GRA Ikeja, Lagos, to announce the launch of the Lagos Chapter of Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria (BRECAN).

The first lady who founded the organization twenty years ago said the centre would be the highlight of BRECAN’s efforts to draw awareness to the ravage of the disease among women and the delivery of quality care for victims in the country. She said: ” We are driving it, but when it comes to implementation, it is what government can do. It is not easy. A radiotherapy machine is about #1. 5 billion… For some of us that money may seem so much but we know through reading the newspaper the amount of money some Nigerians are stashing away in developed countries. So I do not think it is a huge money for the government to bring out”. She also decried the non-inclusion of cancer care in the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) wondering how government could have decided to remove such a life-threatening disease from its arrangement with health service providers. The first lady vowed BRECAN would continue to push until breast cancer treatment is included in the programme.

She however condemned the Federal Government and Nigerians for their nonchalant attitude towards the plights of women battling with breast cancer pointing out that nobody is asking questions about combating this health issue in the country.

Speaking about the dysfunctional state of the country’s health care system, Anyanwu-Akeredolu said the government and the society have failed the people pointing out the poor state of health facilities in the country and the negligible support breast cancer patients received from the government.

She said: ” You can not explain how in a country of about 200 million people, we have seven Chemotherapy centres and the machines are not working. What are you telling women suffering from breast cancer to do? That they should go and die?”

According to her, women who could afford the treatment get to the hospital only to discover the machines is either not there or it is not even working.

Stressing that cancer care issue has overwhelmed the Federal Government, Anyanwu-Akeredolu charged states government in the country to step up and compliment it efforts.

She said: “Let state undertake that, it is your own people you are taking care of. Budget money for cancer care and control.” She said if this is done Nigerians would begin to see improvement in the survival rate of cancer patients in respective states.

While speaking on the need to create awareness in Nigeria, she lamented that statistics indicated mammography test in the country among women is so abysmally low saying this is because many do not understand its necessity.

Anyanwu-Akeredolu however noted that it is a natural inclination to go for a mammogram test when a woman is forty years of age. She said: “That is what is obtained in other climes. Immediate you are forty, you start being barraged with reminders to go for your mammo. These are where people care for the lives of their populace. But that is not what is obtainable here. A little equipment could be damaged in a radio therapy machine at a teaching hospital, that machine would lie there for next two years.”

Anyanwu-Akeredolu however warned that breast cancer is not limited to women alone saying small percentage of men also suffer from the disease.

Wondering what support pharmacetical companies in the country offer cancer victims, the first lady challenged them to rise up to the occasion and make meaningful contribution to the sector health.

Advising those suffering from breast cancer to focus on those things that give them joy and not dwell on their pain while seeking medical solutions, the first lady also called on Nigerians to stop attributing every ailment besetting them to spiritual forces.

At the event, a breast cancer survivor, Mrs. Nurat Salman who was diagnosed with the disease at the age of 29 while taking care of an eighteen-month baby said a foundation discouraged her from seeking treatment telling her there is no hope.

Saying she finished her treatment in February, Salman noted that though a very painful journey cancer is not a death sentence and does not kill but it is depression that could lead to death for people.

Earlier in her welcome address, the Chairperson, Lagos BRECAN, Mrs. Vivian Okorie said the organization was founded by the first lady with the mission of eliminating breast cancer as a life threatening disease in Nigeria through public Education, patient support, advocacy and research.

She said the official launch of the Lagos branch is slated for 16,, September, 2017. Okorie stated that what kills most women is not the disease but the lack of awareness and support for them during this period of distress.

According to her, creating awareness and advocacy especially in a metropolitan state like Lagos would go a long way in curbing ignorant and its effects among women.

She advocated for affordable screening and treatment for women saying this would encourage them o go for routine check-up that may lead to early detection and ultimately reduce death rate due to cancer.

In her remark, the National President of BRECAN, Mrs. Juliet Ogbogu said the organization presence is being felt through clubs throughout the country and beyond.

She details efforts and activities by the organization to create awareness about breast cancer in the country saying they provide a lounge for victims in Ibadan to stay while receiving treatment at University College Ibadan (UCH)

Nigeria: Borno Records 23 Cholera Deaths, 530 Suspected Cases, Says UN Agency

Cholera has claimed no fewer than 23 deaths and 530 suspected cases in Borno, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Thursday.

The UN agency added in a statement that a cholera outbreak was first reported by the state’s Ministry of Health, adding that the first case was recorded on Aug. 16, 2017.

“Over 530 suspected cases had been registered as of Sept. 5, 2017, including 23 deaths (4.3 per cent fatality rate).

“The outbreak is mainly in Muna Garage, a camp hosting at least 20,000 internally displaced persons on the outskirts of the state capital, Maiduguri.

“Although most cases have been identified in Muna Garage camp, others have been identified in Custom House, Ruwan Zafi and Bolori II, all camps located near Muna Garage.

“There have also been reports of a suspected cholera outbreak in Monguno and Dikwa Local Government Areas, northeast and east of Maiduguri, respectively,” OCHA said.

The latest figures suggested a 4.3 per cent fatality rate – well above the one per cent rate that the World Health Organization rates as an emergency.

The short incubation period of two hours to five days means the disease could spread with explosive speed.

However, the State Ministry of Health, the Rural Water and Sanitation Agency and humanitarian organisations, including UN agencies, are responding to the outbreak, OCHA said.

The UN agency added that an Emergency Operational Centre had been set up to manage the response.

The state’s Ministry of Health has established one 30-bed Cholera Treatment Centre with the support of humanitarian partners in Muna Garage camp.

OCHA said two Oral Rehydration Points had been set up in Muna Garage while health organisations were also carrying out risk communications, including making regular and frequent visits to households to encourage individuals with cholera-like symptoms to be screened.

“By communicating at household level in this way, health partners have visited more than 1,300 households which resulted in the identification of 53 suspected cases of cholera.

“Hygiene promoters have carried out door to door hygiene sensitization and have distributed chlorination tablets.

“In addition, special interventions are being undertaken to prevent spread of cholera in the markets where people buy food.

“Humanitarian organisations have also repaired water points, distributed hygiene kits, carried out the water chlorination of water points and pumping units, and completed disinfection spraying of shelters and latrines,” the office said.

OCHA stated that additional activities included soap distribution, and testing for Free Residual Chlorine at household level, while humanitarian organisations are working to dislodge latrines and repair damaged toilets as part of sanitation efforts.

OCHA said in Dikwa, about 80 kilometres from Maiduguri, there were also suspicions of a cholera outbreak.

“A total of 103 suspected cholera cases (including 17 confirmed through the rapid cholera screening test) had been reported in Dikwa’s General Hospital, as of Sept. 5, 2017.

“Although an outbreak has not yet been declared officially, humanitarian partners have started taking the appropriate actions.

The UN agency said a Cholera Treatment Centre had been set up in the hospital while an Oral Rehydration Point would be set up in coming days.

OCHA said humanitarian partners were working to dislodge latrines, drain flooded locations in the area, distribute aqua tabs and chlorinate water sources, latrines and other infection-prone sites in the area.

FAO Assures Magufuli of Support in Agriculture, Industrialisation Transformation

By The Citizen Reporter News@tz.nationmedia.com

Dar es Salaam — The Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Mr Jose Graziano da Silva, has assured President John Magufuli full support in transforming agriculture by promoting crops production and starting processing agro-processing factories in the country.

Statement signed by director of Presidential Communications, Mr Gerson Msigwa, says Mr Da Silva made such remarks at State House today, September 6, when he met President Magufuli for private talks.

During their talks Mr Da Silva thanked the Head of State for support and cooperation Tanzania has extended to FAO in the last 40 years which it has been operating in the country.

“Tanzania will largely benefit from increased food production and export, promoting employment and national revenue through transformation that will join agriculture and industries dealing with meat and fish processing,” he said.

President Magufuli assured the FAO boss that his government will continue cooperating with the organisation, insisting he would prefer cooperation be extended in building agriculture, livestock and fisheries products processing industries.

“The country has many lakes, 1,422 kilometers of oceanic zone and enough rivers for investment in fish processing. Being the second African country with large livestock population Tanzania has huge demand of meat processing factories,” the statement quotes Dr Magufuli to have said adding:

“Seventy five percent of the country population is the youth capable of producing enough agricultural products for industrial use. The country has recorded 7.1 per cent economic growth, only stakeholders are required to work together with the country in using the opportunities.”

In another development, President Magufuli met the outgoing Chinese envoy, Dr Lu Youqing, and commended him for great job he has done in his five years of service in the country.

He said Dr Lu has scaled up cooperation between the two countries, promoted investment in areas of infrastructure, education, agriculture, health and promote trade between two countries.

For his part, Dr Lu promised to be the country’s ambassador after returning back in China by investors in the country.

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Tanzania: FAO Assures Magufuli of Support in Agriculture, Industrialisation Transformation

By The Citizen Reporter News@tz.nationmedia.com

Dar es Salaam — The Director General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Mr Jose Graziano da Silva, has assured President John Magufuli full support in transforming agriculture by promoting crops production and starting processing agro-processing factories in the country.

Statement signed by director of Presidential Communications, Mr Gerson Msigwa, says Mr Da Silva made such remarks at State House today, September 6, when he met President Magufuli for private talks.

During their talks Mr Da Silva thanked the Head of State for support and cooperation Tanzania has extended to FAO in the last 40 years which it has been operating in the country.

“Tanzania will largely benefit from increased food production and export, promoting employment and national revenue through transformation that will join agriculture and industries dealing with meat and fish processing,” he said.

President Magufuli assured the FAO boss that his government will continue cooperating with the organisation, insisting he would prefer cooperation be extended in building agriculture, livestock and fisheries products processing industries.

“The country has many lakes, 1,422 kilometers of oceanic zone and enough rivers for investment in fish processing. Being the second African country with large livestock population Tanzania has huge demand of meat processing factories,” the statement quotes Dr Magufuli to have said adding:

“Seventy five percent of the country population is the youth capable of producing enough agricultural products for industrial use. The country has recorded 7.1 per cent economic growth, only stakeholders are required to work together with the country in using the opportunities.”

In another development, President Magufuli met the outgoing Chinese envoy, Dr Lu Youqing, and commended him for great job he has done in his five years of service in the country.

He said Dr Lu has scaled up cooperation between the two countries, promoted investment in areas of infrastructure, education, agriculture, health and promote trade between two countries.

For his part, Dr Lu promised to be the country’s ambassador after returning back in China by investors in the country.

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