MUSANZE - The development of small scale industries, especially agro related industries in Musanze District, is being affected by inadequate supply of raw materials and enough infrastructure, an official has said.
Speaking to The New Times, the vice Mayor in charge of Economic Affairs, Jerome Mugenzi, said the district is encouraging residents to join cooperatives, and work together to produce enough materials necessary to feed the available industries.
Some of the industries include SOTIRU, wheat processing industry which lacks raw materials and imports raw materials from Brazil, SOPYRWA, pyrethrum processing company, which also reportedly lack enough raw materials.
‘There is need to provide quality seeds, and set up particular zones where crops like wheat could be grown on large scale to sustain the factories,’ Mugenzi said.
It was reported that failure to grow wheat in the area affected SOTIRU’s productivity and the company had cut down on its staff.
Mugenzi revealed that residents, especially youth would, be facilitated to get loans to invest in the production of the required materials.