MORE than 70 companies of different sizes have shown interest in participating in this year President’s Manufacturer of the Year Awards Competition (PMAYA) organised by the Confederation of Tanzania Industry (CTI).
The 15th PMAYA, which involves small and medium-size industries (SMEs), will take place in November instead of next month due to the interference of Covid-19.
CTI Executive Director Leodegar Tenga said different companies had shown interest in participating despite the coronavirus pandemic.
“We have, over the years, received tremendous support from stakeholders. This year we already have received a large number of participants from various industries all over the country…we still encourage more companies to participate, especially from SMEs,” Mr Tenga said.
CTI argued SMEs to use the platform as a stepping stone to becoming the leaders of the future in their respective sectors, be recognised, catapulting growth for their businesses and increasing brand visibility for their products and services.
PMAYA competition is one of the best avenues for companies to improve on the quality of their products and services and showcase the same to members of the public.
The assessment of the process of getting winners is carried out by an independent consultant and at the end of the competition and consultants provide a report which shows the results of the assessment made.
The report is made available to participants to enable them to benchmark their business operations with their peers and see their strengths and weaknesses for improvement.