Ministry unveils achievements recorded in 100 days of President Samia
The activities were to be carried out in the 2020/2021 fiscal year and most of these tasks were based on President Samia’s guidance in various forums to improve livestock and fisheries.
Portfolio Minister Mashimba Ndaki said that within 100 days the ministry is building two deep water wells in Iringa (Usolanga) and Mpapa (Manyoni) district council. Its construction reached 70 percent and 30 percent respectively.
The ministry rehabilitated three dams in Chamakweza (Chalinze), Kimokoua (Longido) and Narakauo (Simanjiro).
According to Ndaki, the ministry has set aside 32,044.21 hectares of land for grazing in three districts of Tanganyika, Nsimbo and Mlele.
“During this period, the government provided training and licenses to 340 butchers at Kinondoni and Temeke slaughterhouses in Dar es Salaam. We also provided equipment to 34 skin inspectors in Mwanza, Simiyu, Shinyanga and Mara regions.
The idea here is to make sure the hides meet the standards required by industries, ”he said.
“The Magena Cattle Market in the Mara region has been opened to facilitate the cattle trade between Tanzania and Kenya. In addition, construction of the Buzirayombo secondary livestock auction in Geita region has reached 50 percent. The aim is to improve the livestock trade inside and outside the country, ”he said.
According to Minister Ndaki, a total of 146 native cattle in the Iringa region and 152 cattle in the Singida region were analyzed to identify and maintain the native cattle breeds.
The Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries (Livestock Sector) on behalf of the United Republic of Tanzania and the Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Irrigation, Natural Resources and Livestock of Zanzibar met and agreed to develop practical cooperation at departmental and institutional levels under these ministries to strengthen the sector on both sides of the Union so that they can further contribute to economic growth and human development.
Tanzania so far has 33.4 million head of cattle; 21.3 million goats and 5.65 million sheep, over 1.85 million pigs, 47.4 million native poultry and other unconventional species such as donkeys and rabbits.
Regarding fishing, the Minister said: “The fishing industry is one of the economic sectors of the country. Fishing activities contribute to food security, nutrition, income generation, poverty reduction, foreign exchange and contribute to GDP. “
Some of these achievements are the completion of the construction of three Fisheries Management Groups (BMU) offices in Pangani (Kipumbwi), Mkinga (Zingibari) and Bagamoyo (Dunda) districts, the minister said.
Other achievements include improving infrastructure conducive to fishing activities by starting the construction of six fish markets in the Lake Victoria area, the construction of the Mbamba Bay-Nyasa fish market in the Ruvuma region, and plans to rehabilitate the international Ferry fish market in Dar es Salaam starting this month.
The government has reserved 50 billion / – in the 2021/2022 budget for the construction of the fishing port in the region of Mbegani – Bagamoyo;
The launch of the gender office in the fisheries sector to enable women to participate effectively in the blue economy through the fisheries sector and new regulations for the management and development of high seas fisheries have been prepared and published in the Official Journal no. 334 of April 23, 2021;
The ministry is also promoting the investment opportunities available in the fishing industry through national conferences including guests from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the People’s Republic of China and the United Arab Emirates.
“In addition, this led on June 22, 2021, for the first time the Deep Sea Fishing Authority (DSFA) to collect a total of US $ 800,000 equivalent to 1.84 billion / – payment of deep sea fishing licenses for 22 vessels after foreign ships. stopping taking Tanzanian licenses in 2017/2018 cost the government revenue and DSFA failed to operate itself, ”he said, adding:
“We bought twelve boats and six engines to strengthen the protection of fishery resources,” he said.
According to Ndaki, the Tanzania Fisheries Research Institute (TAFIRI) has enabled 100 fishermen from the Indian Ocean coast to fish efficiently by providing them with information on marine fish stocks.
DSFA completed the preparations and enabled the ministers responsible for the United Republic of Tanzania and the Zanzibar fisheries sector to sign the new regulations and regulations on the development of marine fisheries of 2021 and entered into force on April 23, 2021.
The authority has completed the protection of fishery resources and illegal fishing-related activities in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) it manages using its vessel tracking systems. On April 23, 2021, she captured and secured the Iranian-flagged boat Hg containing 859.36 kilograms of drugs.
To take advantage of blue economy opportunities through the aquaculture industry, the government has allocated 18 billion / – which will be used to build, rehabilitate and expand infrastructure in six aquaculture development centers in Mwamapuli (Tabora) , Ruhila (Ruvuma0, Kingolwira (Morogoro), Nyengedi (Lindi), Machui (Tanga) and Rubambagwe (Geita).
This measure will help alleviate the problem of shortage of quality fry by increasing production from 2 million chicks to 8 million per year, improving the delivery of extension services, in particular providing hands-on training to at least 3,000 people to encourage and enable fish and other aquacultures to become productive. and cost-effectively and expand the reach of extension services, as well as the establishment of 40 demonstration fish farms which will be managed by youth and women’s groups.
“This is the start of the implementation of the ambition to have a demonstration farm in every council across Tanzania to promote fish farming for improved nutrition, income generation and economic growth. “
The Minister indicated that in order to encourage the development of living marine resources, the seaweed growers in the regions of Mkinga (Tanga) and Mchinga (Lindi) as well as Bagamoyo – coastal reef breeders have purchased seaweed equipment. a value of 15m / – to increase production.