TANZANIA – Tanzania Breweries Limited (TBL), a subsidiary of AB InBev has donated over 618, five litre containers of sanitisers to the Ministry of Health, to be distributed for use in health facilities in the country.

The donation is targeted to be distributed across Dar es Salaam, Arusha, Mbeya and Mwanza, supporting the government’s efforts in the fight against the spread of the corona virus.

TBL Plc Managing Director, Philip Redman said the alcohol-based sanitisers were produced in partnership with Diversey East and Central Africa Limited.

“We have received requests for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and are also looking into how best we can lend our support in this regard,” said Mr Redman.

He added that another consignment of 220 containers was being produced which will be handed over to the government over the next few days.

In addition to producing sanitisers for health facilities, TBL is also producing Covid-19 kits comprising of two 500 mls sanitisers, four cloths masks and informative pamphlets pertaining to the Covid -19, to be donated to its customers.

TBL has a long history of supporting the socio-economic development of Tanzania. It has played an active role in the agriculture, transportation and manufacturing sectors of the country since 1933.

Recently the brewer partnered with the Farm to Market Alliance (FtMA) and the World Food Programme (WFP) to support smallholder sorghum farming in Tanzania.

The collaboration kicked off with a pilot project where TBL Plc has agreed to purchase the sorghum produced by approximately 1,400 smallholder sorghum farmers in Dodoma and Manyara.

TBL Plc, FtMA and WFP will support the farmers with access to sorghum seed; crop insurance; sorghum crop management protocols; agricultural extension services; and improved aggregation and market access to maximize their harvest.

TBL Group subsidiaries are Tanzania Breweries Limited; Tanzania Distilleries Limited and Darbrew Limited.

It is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE), employs about 1,500 people and is represented throughout the country with four clear beer breweries, a distillery and 10 distribution depots.