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Tanzania: Tobacco Company Spends Sh103 Million On Education Projects

Tabora — The Japan Tobacco International (JTI) Leaf Tanzania has spent Sh103 million on refurbishing eight classrooms and building two teachers’ houses at Migungumalo School in Uyui District.

The JTI senior vice president for Global Leaf, Mr Paul Neumann, said at the handover ceremony at the weekend that the refurbishment of the classrooms and the construction of the teachers’ houses were part of the company’s programmes on supporting tobacco farmers and their communities to address the local needs of the communities in which the firm operates.

This is aimed at establishing long-term relationships by improving the quality of life.

Apart from education, the company also helps tobacco-growing communities with water whereby in 2015 it invested in drilling of boreholes — some as deep as 140 metres – to ensure that it provides access to clean and guaranteed supply of water throughout the year.

Tabora regional commissioner Aggrey Mwanri applauded the company for the support.

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