TANZANIAN INVESTIGATING SUGAR IMPORTS FLOODING LOCAL MARKET

DODOMA-- The Tanzanian government has set up a special task force to investigate the source of sugar imports which are flooding the market and paralyzing production in local factories, says Minister for Trade, Industries and Investment Charles Mwijage.

He said here over the weekend that the move was aimed at exposing the source of the imported sugar. members of the task force are drawn from the Fair Competition Commission (FCC), Tanzania Revenue Authority (TRA), Tanzania Foods and Drugs Authority (TFDA) and Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB).

We have so far sniffed some criminal acts in the whole saga, just give me time and you will be informed of what transpired and tough action awaits the culprits, Mwijage told Parliament.

He added that the local market was being flooded by imported sugar which have been repackaged at local factories.

It is true that our local sugar companies like Kagera Sugar, Kilombero and TPC are having stocks in warehouses which could not be sold for lack of market, while the country is swamped by imported products, said Mwijage.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK