Illovo Sugar’s Kilombero Sugar Company’s planned US$300 million capacity expansion got a boost from the UK government who invested road construction to support cane growers supplying to the factory, to do so with ease. Poor roads in the catchment area has been a major issue for cane growers.
Sugar production increased by 16.8% to 359,219.25 tonnes in 2018/19 from 307,431.26 tonnes in 2017/18, Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Omary Mgumba, told Parliament.
The Tanzanian businessman Mohammed Dewji is to invest US$ 148 million in the sugarcane industry, according to the Russian press wire Regnum. This is part of the US$375 million his company is planning to invest in the over the next five years.
Tanzania – Kilombero Sugar launches smaller sugar packs affordable for low-income earners [Full subscriber]
In a bid to expand market share in the country, the Kilombero Sugar Company has introduced smaller packs of sugar hosting 160g and 350g that could be sold at affordable prices to people on low incomes, according to the local news media.
Tanzania is lifting the ban on sugar imports to secure consumer supplies during the month of Ramadan, according to local press reports.
The Tanzanian government recently announced that it will stop issuing new permits for sugar imports effective June, to support local millers, reported The East African.
Illovo Sugar Africa through its subsidiary Kilombero Sugar is planning to build a new sugar mill in the Morogoro region, Tanzania where it has increased acreage of farms under its operation, according to local press reports.
Two pension schemes in Tanzania are partnering to produce sugar via investing in the construction of a new sugar factory and cane plantation to address the current shortage of sugar in the country, according to local press reports.
Tanzania – Prime Minister instructs sugar companies to expand output by 100,000 t by 2020 [Registered]
The Prime Minister, Mr Kassim Majaliwa, has instructed sugar companies in the country to expand production by 100,000 tonnes by 2020 in a bid to become self-sufficient and check imports, according to local press reports.
According to FO Licht, consumption in the country for 2015/16 is 624,700 tonnes sugar (raw value) while the production is 340,000 tonnes.