Cigarettes manufacturer backs govt’s industrialization blue print

07Dec 2018
The Guardian Reporter
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
Cigarettes manufacturer backs govt’s industrialization blue print

TCC Plc’s Quality Control and Improvement Manager, Neema Ngoitiama briefing visitors who visited the company’s pavilion at the ongoing 3rd Tanzanian Industrial Exhibition organized by TanTrade in Dar es Salaam. Photo: courtesy of TCC.

THE government’s industrialization blue print will continue to get support from Tanzania Cigarette Public Limited Company (TCC Plc) which has pledged to invest more in the sector.

TCC Plc’s Human Resources Director, Angela Mangecha said this week in Dar es Salaam during the 3rd Tanzanian Industrial Exhibition organized by Tanzania Trade Authority that the company invests heavily in both human capital and factory equipment to improve performance.

Mangecha said that by the company also supports smallholder tobacco farmers countrywide by buying the raw material which is important to feed the factory while also caring for their welfare just like its family.

“We employ a lot of workers in the company with total of 446 employees directly while thousands more farmers and agents indirectly which is in line with expanded industrial production as spelt out by the government’s development blue print,” she said.

The TCC Plc Director further noted that in order to maintain quality products, workers and tobacco farmers have to be motivated to retain them by making sure that employees are comfortable through payment of better remuneration packages, quality health services means of transport and balanced diet meals while at work.

“We offer quality canteen services on-site, dispensary on site, group life assurance, car allowance and fuel for mangers, 100 percent medical cover for all staff and dependents up to four kids,” the HR Director noted.

She further noted that currently the company aims to improve its performance both at home and internationally, saying that as part of Japan Tobacco International (JTI), the local subsidiary has to adopt global standards to capture the international market for cigarettes.

“TCC is participating in this year’s exhibition to showcase the company’s investment in its employees and show why the company is considered a top employer locally because we regularly train them with an allocation of 1.7m/- for each per annum,” she declared.