Njombe Town Council

New Administration Block

New Administration Block

Njombe Town Council, located in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania in the Njombe Region, was established in July 2007 under the Local Government Act no. 8 of 1982.

Population: 46 731 people

Latitude: -9,3333 (919’59.988″S)

Longitude: 34,7667 (3446’0.120″E)

Altitude: 1 581 m

The topography range from l 000 m to 2 000 m above sea level and covers an area of 3 212 km² which is equivalent to 30% of the total district area. About 1 927 km² (60%) of the Town Council area is suitable for agriculture and livestock production.

Njombe Town Council borders, Ludewa District and Ruvuma Region in
the south; in the east it borders Ruvuma Region; in the west it borders
Makete District and Njombe District Council, while in the north it borders


Njombe District Council.

Administratively, Njombe Town Council has two divisions, namely Njombe Urban and Igominyi, 13 wards and 45 villages. Njombe Town Council is divided into, an urban and a rural area. The urban area is about 10 percent and the rural area is about 90 per cent of the total area of 3,212 km².

The Council population is about 130,223 of whom 69,111 are males and 61,112 are females, as per 2012 National Population and Housing Census.

Socio-Economic Activities

The main economic activities in Njombe Town Council are Agriculture, Livestock development, forestation and small businesses. The average GDP of Council residents is TZS753,102/= per year.

Njombe Town Council Potential Areas for Investment

Street Road Network

Street Road Network

The Region is becoming an increasingly attractive hub for investors in light of various economic, political and social reforms that are sweeping
through the country, resulting in a much improved business environment conducive to direct investment. Apart from that, there is widespread development of critical social and physical infrastructure.

If you’re an investor who has yet to invest in Njombe Town Council, now is the time to step in and capture a share of Njombe investment opportunity.

There are various lucrative sectors for potential investors:


Tea Plantation

Potato Plantation

Njombe Town Council is ripe for a green revolution. The Council has cool climate, fertile soil and a reliable amount of rainfall, which are favourable conditions for agriculture enabling Council to be a big producer of maize and In’sh potatoes, other food crops and tea and flowers. Agriculture is the primary growth potential area in terms of employment, food security,
income generation and agro processing.

Njombe Town Council invites investors to invest in processing industries

Horticultural crop production – avocados, peas, apples, plums, peaches, oranges and mangoes; malting plant and beer making – using barley, maize and other cereals; confectionery making – using round potatoes; forestry, tea, coffee and pyrethrum processing factories in areas that are underserved by the existing factories.


Potential investment areas include:

Expansion of milk processing plants based on contract small-scale dairy farmers; potential to outsource beef and dairy products and by-productsfrom cattle herds; and private business support to provide incubator and marketing services for small scale poultry farmers.



The forestry sector is among the least developed in terms of both production, using large tracts of empty hills suitable for tree growing, and processing the harvested logs.

Areas for investment in this sector include:

Expansion of tree planting for building and electric poles and timber; and processing of logs ready for final use and buildings and electricity/ telephone poles. Processing of timber and the manufacture of assembled and semi-assembled furniture and pre-fabricated structures for building and packing materials; and recreational green parks in town and large villages including establishment of botanical gardens.



Investors can invest in the establishment of commercial centres with large retail shops in fast-growing settlement areas to provide almost all goods needed by people for social, economic development and modern living.


Areas of investment include the establishment of powerful radio stations for a wide coverage area, which will promote edutainment; the establishment of internet cafes including wireless network services; a local television station, which will promote inter-communication, information, businesses, marketing information centres and cultural tourism.

Energy and minerals

At the moment the Council has insufficient supply of electricity and much of it is confined within the urban centres, as it is well known that most electricity used in the Council comes off the national grid. Investors can invest in hydropower generation at Ihanga/Itipula on the Ruhuji River in Njombe Town Council in which about 350 MW can be developed from source.

Njombe Town Council is endowed with many minerals including copper at Uliwa village (Uliwa Ward) and gold at Makanjaula (Uwemba Ward).



Investment opportunities exist in the establishment of private schools at all levels in various Council areas, especially rural; establishment of vocational training centres, polytechnical colleges and university colleges in Mining Technology, business and ICT, Health, Engineering Technology, Environment, Forestry, Fisheries, Beekeeping and Agriculture.


Investment in the health sector can be done in the establishment of hospitals, health centres and dispensaries and modern disposal facilities to enable recycling, fertiliser manufacturing, and gas and electricity generation.



Investors are invited to invest in construction, operation and maintenance of water projects for better services to the community, especially in urban areas.

Industrial development

There are industrial activities going on in the Council especially small- and medium-scale industries. There are medium-scale industries for hard boards, tea and timber, which are located in Njombe Town Council using raw materials from the area.

Njombe Town Council is inviting local and foreign investors to exploit the Council’s potential on the basis of mutual benefits.