As in previous years, Tanga Cement PLC continued to
make signifi cant community investments. This was done through our
Corporate Social Investment program, with the aim of maintaining good
corporate citizenship, uplifting Tanzanian communities and developing
social infrastructure for those around us.
Our commitment to social development follows the principle of giving
back to the lives that we touch, either directly or indirectly. This is done
to ensure the long-term sustainability of the communities around us
and beyond. The social infrastructure projects with which TCCL was
involved in 2012 were in the areas of health, education, community
development and the environment, these being the major focus areas
of our CSI policy.
During the year, the Company spent a total of Tzs 405.8m on various
community projects in the country, some of the main ones being:
Arusha Technical College
This is an on-going project with the aim of assisting some of the
practical activities at the college. The college received both cash and
cement support from TCCL.
Olchoroyokie Village School
The village school received twenty-fi ve tons of cement from TCCL for its
expansion project. The school is in the Arusha region.
Tanga Police Force/Tanga Regional Business Fund Against Crime
This is Tanga CTI’s outreach initiative which aims to make Tanga a safer
place. TCCL, being a member of CTI, has been involved with this scheme
by supporting the Tanga Police Force in various ways. The Company
donated two motor cycles for the police force, bought new tyres for the
police cars and renovated the police staff houses.
The Company constructed the fi rst and only village health centre for
this neighbouring area, which is home to a number of our employees
Rosminian Health Centre
On World Blood Donor Day, TCCL arranged donated a blood bank to
this health centre. At the same time sixty-nine TCCL employees donated
blood to Bombo Regional Hospital and a total of fi fty-nine units were
Medeye Secondary School
This new school needed to accommodate its secondary school students
and was assisted by TCCL. The Company built a block of two classrooms
and a block of two toilets and furnished the classrooms with seventy
desks and chairs.
Mughamo Secondary School
This school is in the Singida region. The Company assisted by building
two classrooms, one block of two toilets and furnishing classrooms with
seventy desks and chairs.
Mangowele Primary School
This is one of many primary schools in the Mtwara region that is critically
short of classrooms and desks. TCCL decided to assist this school after
seeing the problems that the school is facing. Two classrooms, one
block of toilets and pupils’ desks were donated to the school.
Beth Saida Secondary School
This is a secondary school for disadvantaged girls. Most of the girls in
this school are orphaned and do not have any support apart from the
school and donors. Being situated in a suburb of Dar es Salaam, the
school is in need of teachers’ houses within the school compound. TCCL
supported this school by building a teacher’s house.
Raskazoni Women Group
The Company donated a total of twenty-seven mattresses to this
women’s group to support the Tanga Old Age Home. The home is facing
various problems, one being a shortage of bedding materials.
In addition to these projects, TCCL has involved itself in various
community development projects around the country by partnering
with stakeholders in a number of areas. Cash donations have, however,
been discouraged, as we believe giving cash does not ensure long term
sustainability for a community. Instead, the Company has concentrated
on putting up structures that can be used or shared by the whole local