ITGA TRIBUTE TO LATE HENRY NTABA
TAMA LAUNCHES 2016 TREE PLANTING AMONG TOBACCO GROWERS
The leading tobacco grower body in Malawi, Tobacco Association of Malawi (TAMA) on 26th January 2016 led the tobacco growers of Ntchisi District in planting over 2500 seedlings at Chipwapwata Primary School in Traditional Authority Chilowoko in the District.
The event was graced by the District Commissioner for Ntchisi Mrs. Malango Botomani who led her District Team from all department.
Mrs. Botomani reminded the gathering in her Official Statement to mark the launch of the exercise to ensure taking good care of the seedlings.
“If we are to be appreciative of this gesture to TAMA as a community we must ensure that these seedlings grow into trees,” she advised.
TAMA CEO Mr. Graham Kunimba in his opening remarks called upon the school going population to emulate the gesture by planting at least one seedling to ensure sustainable good climate for agriculture in future.
Similarly, TAMA President Mr. Reuben Maigwa encouraged tobacco growers to plant more trees this year in their homes and farms.
The woodlot planted has been donated to the school and the community around the school has been left with a responsibility to protect it by ensuring that no home tamed animals come in to destroy the young trees.
Mrs. Malango Botomani, Ntchisi D. C. Planting her tree. TAMA President plants his seedling.
TAMA CEO doing it his way. Chirman from ARET Mr. H. Ntaba plants his tree.
TAMA CEO Graham Kunimba was on Friday September 25, 2015 humbled to preside over the Kukatamuka Promotion Grand Prize Ceremony at Mponera Police Ground.
He among other duties made a speech that touched on the importance of service providers to give back to tobacco growers through competitions such as this one that was conducted by the Makwacha Card, a product of FMB, Farmers World, Agora and TAMA.
A Mr. Dzimbiri of Mponera won the grand prize, a Toyoyta Hilux, while another grower went away with MK1, 000 000.00 and another with a motorcycle. Another club won a tobacco baling jack.
The Competition ran from April and closed in August where tobacco growers just needed to open an account with the Makwacha Card and ensure all bank transactions done after tobacco sales were done through the card.
MALAWI VICE PRESIDENT OPENS TAMA 27TH ANNUAL CONGRESS
The Tobacco Association of Malawi (TAMA) held its 27th Annual Congress on 25th June 2015, in Lilongwe.
The country’s State Vice President Right Honourable Saulos Klaus Chilima Officially opened the Congress at the Sogecoa Golden Peacock Hotel. This year’s deliberations centered on the theme “ Sustainable Climate Change Mitigation Measures - A must in Tobacco Farming”. An expert in climate change issues was invited from South Africa in the name of David Pepler who specifically looked at issues on soil conservation, climate change mitigation and diversification.
The Congress among other dignitaries had The Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture, Chairperson Honourable Felix Jumbe, MP, The Lilongwe City Deputy Mayor, Councilor Bandawe, The Lilongwe City Central Constituency Member of Parliament Honourable D.Y. Bisnowaty, top government officials Tobacco Industry Captains.
Right Honourable Saulos Chilima (C), TAMA President Mr. Maigwa and David Pepler (R) and other officials singing the Malawi National Anthem.
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