Coca-Cola Kwanza backs Tanzania Police Force to assist road safety

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Drinks manufacturer donates equipment to Kinondoni Traffic Police to increase efficiency

22 December 2021, Dar es Salaam – Coca-Cola Kwanza Ltd, a subsidiary of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa, handed over 200 reflective jackets and 70 LED signal traffic wands to Kinondoni Traffic Police to support the Tanzania Police Force in their task of enforcing traffic regulations and ensuring the safety of all road users.

The handover function, held at Coca-Cola Kwanza’s office in Dar es Salaam, was attended by the Kinondoni regional traffic officers and Coca-Cola Kwanza staff, led by Logistics Director Haji Ally.

Speaking during the handover, Ally said: “We are committed to ensuring the safety of the community in which we operate, which is why we decided to support the Kinondoni Traffic Police with equipment worth eight million Tanzanian shillings. We hope that this donation of reflective jackets and LED signal traffic wands will increase the efficiency of our police force to ensure the safety of all road users.”

Ally called upon other stakeholders to work together with the government in value-adding projects and promised that Coca-Cola Kwanza would continue to support efforts made by the government and its institutions to improve and protect lives of Tanzanians.

The Kinondoni District Traffic Officer, Notker Kilewa, hailed Coca-Cola Kwanza for their generosity, noting that the donation would be of great help while traffic officers carried out their duties.

“The reflector jackets and LED signal traffic wands will enable our officers be visible from afar while they maintain traffic rules and guidelines. This equipment will be dispatched to district traffic officers and regional stations,” Kilewa said.

Chairman of the Road Safety Committee for Kinondoni, Idd Mohamed Azzan, said that achieving lasting changes towards improved road safety required government, private partners, civil society and the community to work together. “I am particularly gratified with Coca-Cola Kwanza for their commitment to this cause and for being a concerned corporate citizen,” Azzan said.

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