Kenyans import $31.2m maize from Uganda, TZ to meet demand

KENYA - Kenya will next month waive duty to allow millers to import maize from Uganda and Tanzania. Kenyan traders imported more than 77,500 tonnes of maize worth $31.2 million since January from its neighbours. This is the highest amount of imports in the past five years as drought and the effects of the fall…

Tanzania Breweries refutes systems hacking claims

TANZANIA – Tanzania Breweries Limited (TBL) has clarified that its data systems are safe and secure, putting to rest speculations and claims gaining ground on various media channels that some unknown hackers had breached the company’s systems, endangering most of its sensitive records. Speaking to reporters in Dar es Salaam yesterday, TBL’s Marketing Director for…

Dar eyes to boost wheat supply to lucrative East Africa market

TANZANIA - The government in collaboration with various food processing industries is setting plans to boost production and supply of wheat flour in the East African region, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Trade and Investment, Prof Adolf Mkenda said yesterday. The PS said the idea was to increase the production and supply of wheat…

Kenya hits TZ wheat imports with higher inspection fees

KENYA - Kenya has imposed a steeper inspection fee on Tanzanian wheat imports, threatening to escalate the trade war between the two neighbours. The government has increased the cost of wheat inspection at the border from Sh600 per truck to Sh8,000, a move that would technically lock out the commodity. The two East African countries…