The visitation took place on Wednesday 16th May 2018 at International Tanfeeds headquarters in Morogoro whereby the visitors from the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment met with the Tanfeeds Managing Director, Prof. Faustin Lekule with some of his delegates to discuss on the issue pertaining to MEDA project. These visitors were led by the Regional Operation Manager-SSBVCs, Mr George Ndenga and other staff from MEDA headquarters. Also the visitors from the Ministry of Industries, Trade and Investment were Dr. Consolata Ishebabi (The Director of SMEs) and also the Chairperson for SSBVC Project Steering Committee (PSC) and Mr Alfred Kahwa (Director at the Ministry).
From Right, The project manager SSBVCs- TANFEEDS Mr Lucas J. Mkono, Mr. Kenneth Nchimbi (Grant Manager-MEDA), Mr Gabriel Landa (Deputy country Representative-MEDA), Mr Mussa Chengula ( Senior accountant-TANFEEDS), Mr Alfred Kahwa (Director at the Ministry), Mr Alex Gordian (Commercial Manager-TANFEEDS), Prof F.P. Lekule (Managing Director-TANFEEDS), Dr. Consolata Ishebabi (The Director of SMEs) and also the Chairperson for SSBVC Project Steering Committee and Regional Operation Manager-SSBVCs, Mr George Ndenga.
From Left, The managing Director Prof, F.P. Lekule, Mr Simon Rwegayura (Operation and Production Manager) with a blue coat explain on pellet production to the guest Dr. Consolata Ishebabi (The Director of SMEs) and also the Chairperson for SSBVC Project Steering Committee and From Right is the Mr Alex Gordian (Commercial Manager-TANFEEDS).
From Right, Mr Simon Rwegayura (Operation and Production Manager) explains to the visitors from Ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment on how the soya extruder works.
The Guests visited our factory to see the status of SSBVC project implementation where we discussed on the issues on implementation progress, Women’s empowerment, Environmental responsibility, Implementation problems and difficulties encountered, significant achievements and lessons from the project.
Through this visitation The Managing director explained a lot on achievement gained after collaborating with MEDA as In summary up to now we have achieved up to 75% implementation of all activities decided in the contract with MEDA. Generally we have achieved to meet 2595 farmers (out of 4000), 41 SGBs (out of 70), managed to recruit 5 staffs by considering gender issues, installing 1 soy processing machine, creating 15 outgrowers program with WFP, implementing 2 storage facility in Dodoma, G-SOKO system and opening 6 Agrovet.
Tanfeeds and its workers were happy to receive guests from the ministry of Industry, Trade and Investment (MITI) and we do welcome them again to our industry to share knowledge as the way of improving production while maintaining the environmental sustainability, encourage women empowerment, Human right and good governance.