SUMA JKT injects 353.62m/-  to improve  working practices  

04Aug 2020
The Guardian Reporter
Dar es Salaam
The Guardian
SUMA JKT injects 353.62m/-  to improve  working practices  

THE commercial wing of the National Service (SUMA JKT) has injected 353.62m/-   to facilitate and improve efficiency of its services offered by its two companies—SUMAJKT Cleaning and Fumigation Company Limited and SUMAJKT Guard Limited.

Speaking at a special event to hand over the vehicles which included   one lorry, two security mobile cars and ten motorcycles to SUMAJKT cleaning and Fumigation Company and SUMAJKT Guard limited in Dar es Salaam yesterday, Deputy Executive Director SUMAJKT, Colonel Albsolon Shausi, said that      the wing has achieved in gaining the general public’s faith when it comes to security and social welfare thus widening its scope to reach the booming number of clients across the country.

“The vehicles are going to make a good contribution in delivering quality services to new and old clients that believe in our professional services. Purchasing of vehicles is one of the initiatives in making sure that our services are of the first class. The demand in new facilities proves the increment in security posts deployed” said Shausi. 

Programme manager, SUMAJKT cleaning and fumigation Company, Capt. Rosemary Katani said that the company was established in 2018 with the mission of increasing SUMAJKT’s revenue by establishing social services to public institutions, private and public companies.

The company has in a short period succeeded in widening the scope of its services especially in public institutions. It currently offers cleaning and fumigation services at a range of institutions including the University of Dar es Salaam (new library), Procurement and Supply Professional and Tender Board (PSPTB) and the Electronic Government Agency (e-GA) IN Dar es Salaam and Dodoma.

The other institutions that the company has contract with are Simiyu referral hospital, MKURABITA Dodoma, Commission for Management and Arbitration (CMA), UDART, DART, TTCL Data Centre, Job Ndugai Stand Dodoma, Dodoma public market, Mtwara referral hospital, Kibondo district hospital, National Electoral Commission (NEC) and Ubungo municipal.

“The company has procured two canters weighing 3.5tons each at 55million/- and one tipper weighing 10tons at 103million/- to be used in its operational services. The company has so far employed 448 cleaners from only seven cleaners when it started, making fluid soaps and established flower pots making enters.

Operational director for SUMAJKT Guard limited, Lieutenant Colonel Joseph Masanja, said that the company was registered in 2008 and started operations in 2010. He said currently the company has grown to employing 11,214 security guards across the country from which 8,365 are male and 2.829 guards are female.

“The core purpose of establishing the company was to offer employment to youth who graduate from JKT army courses, providing security services to public institutions and to private and public companies. The other purpose was doing business to generate revenue that will benefit the national security force,” said Masanja.

He added that in a bid to improve its services the company has invested in procuring vehicles and motorcycles for easing job doing hence bringing efficiency of services. The company so far owns more than 40 security mobile cars across the country and more than 80 motorcycles.