Beverage company, four others empower over 570 women, Jokate offers advice

TANGA, Korogwe CHAMA Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) Women’s Wing (UWT) Secretary General Jokate Mwegelo has urged women to leverage the skills and resources they have received for their prosperity.

The former district commissioner offered a piece of advice to women at handling ceremony of cooking equipment and clothing items to women food vendors in Korogwe District in Tanga Region under the ‘Mwanamke Shujaa’ initiative.

The Mwanamke Shujaa ‘Brave Woman’ which was proudly supported by Coca-Cola Kwanza Ltd, a subsidiary of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA), in collaboration with Oryx Gas Tanzania, the Institute of Social Work (ISW), Korogwe FM, and TK FM Radio, saw over 570 women being equipped with various skills including bookkeeping, customer care, stress management, and capital growth.

The event was held to mark the second of the three planned for the Tanga region this year to enhance businesses as well as promoting economic empowerment.

After the training, the entrepreneurs were equipped with 15kg gas cylinders, two-plate gas cookers, aprons, cooking tables, and crates of soda which were handed over to them by Korogwe District Commissioner William Mwakilema and his predecessor, Joketi Mwegelo at the Korogwe Council’s Hall.

In her speech at the well-attended event, the new UWT boss emphasized the importance of women’s active engagement in economic activities.

Hon. William Mwakilema expressed his gratitude towards Coca-Cola Kwanza Ltd and Oryx Gas Tanzania for their timely support.

He emphasized that this initiative not only enhances food vendor operations but also aligns with the government’s clean energy agenda.

On his side, Salum Nassor, Director of Public Affairs, Communications, and Sustainability at Coca-Cola Kwanza, reiterated the company’s commitment to creating shared opportunities for businesses and the communities they serve.

A section of Korogwe based food vendors commonly called Mama Ntilie stands before their daily working tools after being handed to them by Coca-Cola Kwanza Ltd. Coca-Cola Kwanza ltd, which is part of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) subsidiary in partnership with Oryx Gas Tanzania Limited and Institute of Social Work handed 15kg gas cylinders, two-plate gas cookers, aprons, crate of soda and t-shirts to 570 women as a part of an economic inclusion campaign called Mwanamke Shujaa, or “A Brave Woman during an event held in, Korogwe District, Tanga Region

He emphasized the company’s growth strategy in creating inclusive growth opportunities for communities, women, youth, and people with disabilities.

Each woman was provided with cooking equipment, clothing items, and participated in crucial business and entrepreneurship workshops.

This year, the Mwanamke Shujaa campaign has empowered a total of 1,400 women, solidifying Coca-Cola Kwanza Ltd’s commitment to economic empowerment for women.

Mr Evarest Kisaka, the Oryx Gas Sales Manager, stated his company’s dedication to supporting enterprises and society in boosting the economy, increasing the usage of gas in the country, and preserving the environment.

This initiative is part of Coca-Cola Kwanza Ltd’s ongoing efforts to empower women entrepreneurs and contribute to the economic development of communities.

The Mwanamke Shujaa campaign is making a significant impact in the lives of women food vendors in Korogwe, and it is a testament to the collaborative efforts of Coca-Cola Kwanza Ltd, Oryx Gas Tanzania, the Institute of Social Work, Korogwe FM, and TK FM Radio.

This event marks the second of the three initiatives planned for the Tanga region this year. Coca-Cola Kwanza Ltd remains committed to fostering economic empowerment for women in the region.

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