Zanzibar’s Food Merchants Are Primed To Success.

More than 1,400 women from Unguja and Pemba have completed the Mwanamke Shujaa programme, which promotes economic inclusion and is funded by Coca-Cola Kwanza.

The Zanzibar Economic Empowerment Agency (ZEEA) provided training and supervision to the participants in addition to practical supplies like as a table, coolers, gas stoves and cooking clothes.

Unguu Sulay, MD of Coca-Cola Kwanza, stated that the company was dedicated to empowering female entrepreneurs and improving their lives in a noticeable way.

According to Sulay, “as a purpose-driven organisation, we work to create a better shared future for everyone our business touches by fostering belonging both in our workplaces and the communities we serve.”

He declared, “We continue to support a diverse network of customers, suppliers, and communities across our value chain in their economic empowerment.”

Coca-Cola Kwanza, ZEEA, Zanzibar Broadcasting Corporation, and Oryx Gas Tanzania have partnered to produce the programme.

1,700 women received training help from Coca-Cola Kwanza, a division of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, last year in important subjects like bookkeeping, customer service, stress management, and capital growth.

“Across the value chain, we want to increase the shared opportunity for the company and the communities we serve. Opportunity is about a better future for individuals and their communities everywhere on the African continent; it’s about more than simply money, according to Sulay.

Honourable Mariam Mwinyi, the chairperson of the Maisha Bora foundation and first lady of Zanzibar, was the guest of honour during the graduation ceremony held at the Maisara grounds.

“We support the definition of economic empowerment provided by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), which we believe is essential to advancing human rights and giving everyone—especially marginalised and vulnerable groups—the ability to take charge of their lives and have a positive impact on society.

“I would like to thank our partners and stakeholders at Coca-Cola Kwanza,” said Ms. Shuwekha Omar Khamis, General Manager for Zanzibar at Oryx Gas Tanzania Limited, during her speech at the occasion. Since 2021, they have collaborated with us on this project to provide gas stoves to help entrepreneurs.

Exit mobile version