NSSF Director General, Dr Ramadhan Dau
The National Social Security Fund
is planning to invest heavily in cashew nut processing plants in the southern regions of Lindi and Mtwara.
Speaking in Arusha yesterday at the ongoing third stakeholders' forum, NSSF Director General, Dr Ramadhan Dau
said the plan aims at adding value to the cashew crop, which in most cases is exported while raw.
In this we'll be working closely with local government authorities in the area," Dr Dau
said, disclosing that talks were underway with Tandahimba District Council
on the proposed idea.
said the main challenge to the country's agricultural products is that they are being exported raw and so fetch low prices, while also creating employment for the countries where they are sold.