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Commerce and trade
It is the primary responsibility of the Commerce and Trade section to educate entrepreneurs about the act and procedures governing business and ensure business is conducted in accordance with legal requirements. Number of traders and their category operating in Bukoba Municipality are wholesale business 30, sub-whole business 230, and rental business 1,760. On the other hand there are 211 different businesses operating as informal sector.
Either, Bukoba region being at the centre of the landlocked countries of Rwanda, Burundi, Uganda and bordered by Lake zone regions of Mwanza, Mara, Kigoma and Shinyanga with an estimated population of 100 million people has potential market which have not been utilized to the optimum. Participation of internal and external investors in the regions economic development is highly needed.
Large and medium scale Industrial development is confined to processing of coffee, fish and crop products, The following are the main industrial establishments in Municipality.
(a) Tanganyika Instant Coffee (TANICA) Co. Ltd
This factory is involved in hulling Coffee cherries, roasting, cleaning of coffee and processing of instant coffee for local consumption and export.
(b) Coffee curing factory – Bukop
The factory is involved in coffee hulling grading and packaging ready for export.
(c) Amir Hamza Coffee Factory
The factory process and produces coffee for local consumption and export.
(d) Fish Processing Factory
There is one factory established in ‘Nyamukazi’ and is for processing fish fillet for export. The first production started in December, 2004.
Small scale industrial activities play a significant role in the Municipal economy in that it provides employment to about 5% of the economically active population. These activities include carpentry, brick making, masonry, tailoring, pot making, black smith’s tinsmiths bicycle & automobile repairing.