ALMA’S CHAIR AND PRESIDENT OF TANZANIA INAUGURATE LARVICIDES PLANT IN KIBAHA, TANZANIA

On July 2, the Prime Minister of Ethiopia and Chair of ALMA, Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn was invited by the President of Tanzania, Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, to inaugurate LABIOFAM, Africa’s first larvicide factory to manufacture a bio-insecticide designed to kill mosquito larvae. The larvicide plant, which was built in Kibaha, a town 40 Kilometers outside of Dar es Salaam, was built with government funds and equipped with technology from Cuba. The plant is expected to employ over 140 people and will contribute to malaria control and elimination on the African continent.