Tanzania: authorities abolishes tender course of for importing fertilizers

THE authorities has abolished the tendering course of for importing fertilizer into the nation, thus opening the door for any dealer who intends to import fertilizer into the nation to have the chance.

Agriculture Minister Professor Adolf Mkenda mentioned yesterday throughout a one-day working go to to the port of Dar es Salaam.

He defined that the abolition of the tendering process was geared toward growing competitors amongst businessmen, who import fertilizers in bulk and thus impression the value of commodities.

Professor Mkenda added that if there is a rise in fertilizer imports into the nation, there are alternatives for decrease costs, which can vastly profit farmers. This transfer, he mentioned, will due to this fact additionally improve the demand for fertilizer use within the nation.

He mentioned up to now, importers needed to submit their supply to the Tanzania Fertilizer Regulatory Authority (TFRA) earlier than being supplied the chance to provide fertilizer.

Every tenderer needed to be a part of the prequalification stage during which few firms are shortlisted. Minister Mkenda mentioned the bidding course of pushed up the value of fertilizers as a result of those that gained the bid influenced the value.

“We’ve got eliminated the tendering course of, to pave the way in which for anybody who needs to convey fertilizer into the nation, all we’d like is the highest quality of fertilizer,” he mentioned. . Minister Mkenda additionally inspired buyers to construct fertilizer factories to extend manufacturing within the nation. He mentioned establishing extra factories will scale back the nation’s dependence on importing fertilizers.