Mr Bashe gave the announcement in the Parliament on Friday, when reacting to a question posed by legislator Mr Charles Mwijage (Muleba-North-CCM) on what measures are in place for the country to produce edible oil to meet the local market demand. The deputy minister said the government has intensified production of palm trees, to halt the importation of edible oil in the country. He said they are working closely with authorities in Kagera, Tanga, Coast, Katavi and Mbeya regions, to mobilise the public to engage in palm tree cultivation as they have arable land for the crop. The government supports them by ensuring the use of the best and quality tree seeds and getting timely training from the extension officers on palm tree farming. Recently, Prime Minister, Mr Kassim Majaliwa said annually the government spends over 400bn/- to import cooking oil. As such, the PM directed District Commissioners (DCs) and the District Executive Directors (DEDs) in Kigoma Region to effectively ...
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