Prof Shemdoe issued the appeal during his inspection visit at the Karanga leather factory being constructed by the Prisons Department at a cost of over 9bn/-.
A big part of construction work on the factory has been completed and what remains is the installation of switchgears that are manufactured by Tanelec factory in Arusha.
“My appeal to Tanelec – make sure you manufacture the needed electrical equipment in time so as to make it easy for experts who will come to install plants and machinery at the factory,” he said.
He also pleaded with work supervisors to quickly finish the remaining work on the factory’s first phase.
The construction supervisor Eng Mwangalamba told the PS that the work would have been completed but the delay is attributed to delay in the installation of the switchgears made by Tanelec.
When completed Karanga Leather Industries Company is expected to employ 5,000 people including other 4,000 who will conduct various businesses around the area