His excellency the President of Tanzania, Dkt. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete visits Azam flour mill to launch their Food Fortification Campaign.
The Bakhresa Group is proud to announce his excellency the President of Tanzania, Dkt. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete visited Africa’s largest flour mill, Bakhresa’s Buguruni Flour Mill, located in Dar es Salaam to announce and promote the start of Tanzania’s fortification campaign to enrich the lives of the people of Tanzania.
Tanzania is listed as the third African country with the highest number of malnourished children, 42 percent of whom are under five years of age and 16 percent are below weight. At least 530bn/- is lost every year in treating malnutrition.
The Bakhresa Group is proud to be a leading partner with the Government of Tanzania in this important and crucial initiative. The health and well-being of the communities which we serve are a number one priority.The launch of the Fortification campaign is an important milestone taken in the fight against malnutrition across Sub Saharan Africa.
Working together with the Tanzanian Government the Bakhresa Group is committed to ensuring that value added fortification of our flour products have a tangible impact on the health and well being of our society.
The President visited Bakhresa’s Bugaruni Flour Mill on Wednesday the 15th of May as part of their campaign to raise the awareness of the fortification program and their malnutrition campaign.
During his visit, the president was given a tour of Africa’s largest flour mill where he was shown how Bakhresa use the latest milling technology to produce the best quality flour available in the region. He was also shown the process of how Bakhresa fortifies the flour before being packaged and distributed throughout the country.