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Company donates equipment towards virus fight in schools

FIGHT against the Covid-19 in Secondary Schools and higher learning institutions in Dar es Salaam got a fresh impetus yesterday after the Africab Company donated water tanks to facilitate the students’ hand wash.

The donations of 100 water tanks each carrying 1,000 litres worth 50m/- would cater for over 65 Secondary Schools and 13 higher learning institutions.

Receiving the donation from Africab Marketing Manager, David Tarimo, Education, Science and Technology Minister, Prof Joyce Ndalichako, in Dar es Salaam, said the support was timely considering that Form Six and higher learning students have resumed classes amid ongoing fight against the pandemic.

The minister commended the company for extending the support to the government, saying it shows patriotism for the country, adding: “These tanks are going to further create better learning environment in schools.”

However, she asked the institutions to continue adhering to the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children guidelines in order to tame the disease.

In a related development, Prof Ndalichako, while representing the Prime Minister, Kassim Majaliwa, at the function, hailed the company for implementing government’s industrialisation agenda.

On his part, the company’s Marketing Manager, Mr Tarimo praised President John Magufuli for his decision to restrict and keenly monitor imported industrial products.

“This has given us strength and encouragement to utilize local market opportunity by increasing production and come up with new products without compromising quality,” Mr Tarimo said, adding: “The Africab is owned by Tanzanians, and profits obtained benefit Tanzanians.”

Commenting, the company’ Co-director, Mr Mohamed Ezz, also praised President Magufuli for creating a good local investment atmosphere.

The donation is expected to benefit over about 6,150 Form Six students.

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Author: BERNARD LUGONGO

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