The President’s Manufacturer of the Year Awards (PMAYA) 2016 winners have been finalized yesterday in Dar es salaam during the prestigious awards ceremony which was graced by the Vice President of Tanzania Hon. Samia Suluhu Hassan as a chief guest.
The event revealed the 2016 winners being Tanzania Breweries, other companies scooped the top most positions were Kioo Ltd and Mufindi Paper Mills. Others are Petrolube, Alliance Insurance Corporation, Hanspaul Automechs, Nyanza Mines Tz, Tanpak Tissues, DPI Simba, Alliance Life Assurance, Prisons Corporation Sole, Chemi Cotex Ind, Said Salim Bakhresa, Jambo Plastics, Nida Textiles, Ital shoe, Dharam Singh Hanspaul & sons and Tanelec.
The President’s Manufacturer of the year Awards is an annual event that is organized by the Confederation of Tanzania Industries (CTI) to award the outstanding manufacturers of the preceding year. The Awards are given to companies in small, medium and large manufacturer categories that exhibit a high degree of economic impact. Bank M Tanzania plc is the main sponsor of this year’s event for a second year in a row.
Speaking during the event, the Vice President congratulated CTI for the initiative and mostly by inviting the non members to participate this year as well as Bank M for sponsoring the event. In addition, Hon. Samia assured CTI and the stakeholders that the government is always ready to work with the private sector in order to boost the industrial sector.
She also commented on the challenges facing the industrial sector and assured CTI that the government is working on the challenges to find out solutions ” I fully understand there are several challenges facing the industrial sector such as tax issues on raw material, infrastructure etc, but be assured that the government is working on them”, said the Vice president.
Speaking on behalf of Bank M, the Deputy CEO Ms. Jacqueline Woiso expressed the Bank’s satisfaction to the whole process, “we congratulate the president for your efforts to boost the economy, we also congratulate CTI for this initiative, as well as the winners. PMAYA plays a central role in the economic growth of Tanzania.
By recognizing the industrial sector contribution, we believe that they will be encouraged to do even more. By so doing, such industries will prosper increase productivity as well as its contribution to the social welfare of the people by creating more employment opportunities and most importantly boosting our economy.”
Commenting on the event success, the CTI Executive Director, Leodeger Tenga, said the companies competing in this competition will enable the East Africans business community to expand the market space, and make the region more competitive via larger economies of scale. “Congratulations to all the winners”, Mr. Tenga said.
Apart from Bank M, other sponsors, who have joined hands with CTI in this year’s event include GIZ, Motisun Group, Alaf, ITV, The Guardian, Nipashe, Radio One, Serena Hotel, Cocacola, Mwananchi, The Citizen, Siemens and Clouds Media.
Bank M CEO Jacqueline Woiso receiving a trophy as the main sponsors from The Vice president of the United republic of Tanzania HE Samia Suluhu Hassan during the President's Manufacturer of the year awards ceremony held in Dsm over the weekend. Bank M sponsored the event for a second year in a row. Others from left are Minister of Industries, Trade and Investment Charles Mwijage,TPSF Chairman Reginald Mengi, CTI 2nd vice chairman Zavery Shabbir, CTI Executive Director Leodegar Tenga and Permanent Secretary Min. of Industries, Trade & Investment Dr Adelhelm Meru.