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The owner of Nzallacado Oil Co Ltd, Mr Twahir Nzallawahe, says he was a government employee in the agriculture Department, but after retirement he decided to realise his dreams.

Dar es Salaam. A retired government official has found a new life at his own factory that produces medicinal oils from avocado, moringa and pumpkin seeds.

The owner of Nzallacado Oil Co Ltd, Mr Twahir Nzallawahe, says he was a government employee in the agriculture Department, but after retirement he decided to realise his dreams. The Sh50 million industry, which is established in Iringa, produces oils. He was speaking yesterday during the ongoing 42nd Dar es Salaam International Trade Fair (DITF). “I established my factory in 2016, but officially started last year after acquiring a hydraulic press machine as well as the Tanzania Food and Drugs Authority certificate,” he said.

He noted that the TFDA certificate recognises locally and internationally his medicinal oils for antioxidants as well as saturation for cholesterol.

He noted that while he had a huge market for the products locally, he was still looking for foreign markets to export adding that earlier he captured the US market but later the oils were rejected because they were not refined.

However, the matter has been solved.

He noted that, with the government’s plan to industrialise Tanzania, he was optimistic the business environment would be conducive for industries. According to him, DITF is a convenient place of showcasing products and getting new markets.

He called on the government to allow exhibitors to display their products free of charge.