UK Minister for Africa,Latin America and Carribbean visits Serengeti Breweries

BY DIRAMAKINI 

THE UK Minister for Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean Hon. Vicky Ford today, yesterday had a tour to one of Serengeti Breweries Ltd’s (SBL) plants located in Moshi in northern Tanzania where she met staff and saw a range of local and international beer and spirits brands produced by the Diageo owned company.The British Minister for Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Hon. Vicky Ford (centre) is greeted by SBL leadership as she arrives at the factory on her tour of Kilimanjaro where she witnessed the production of various SBL products owned by the British parent company, Diageo. Right is SBL Director of Corporate Relations, John Wanyancha and left is the Plant Manager, Alice Kilembe.
SBL, the leading beer and spirits producer in Tanzania, is also one of the large tax payers and a key contributor to the country’s economy. 

The company runs a number of community support programs ranging from water stewardship, tree planting to supporting local farmers - growers of barley, maize and sorghum that SBL uses for beer production. Over 80% of SBL’s raw materials are sourced from the local farmers.
The British Minister for Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Hon. Vicky Ford (right) inspects SBL products during her tour of the factory.
The British Minister for Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Hon. Vicky Ford looks at the production of spirits products which is run by SBL women staff only.

“I am so delighted to see the level of women inclusion at Serengeti Breweries Ltd and the company’s commitment in supporting local communities,” said Hon. Ford during the visit. SBL’s spirits facility in Moshi which was commissioned last year is operated by all-female staff.

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