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Press Release

July 31, 2021

Beneficiaries of JICA Training Programs to Visit a Company Owned by One of Their Colleagues - July 31, 2021

Members of the JICA Alumni Association of Tanzania (JATA), will on July 31, 2021 make an observation tour of KPLT Traders - a Company which was formed by a Tanzanian after he successfully completed his studies in Japan under the sponsorship of JICA.

Located at Mbezi Luis in Dar es salaam, the Company produces high quality coconut oil and the product it produces trades as "Virgin Coconut Oil".

The owner of KPLT Traders joined a JICA training program in 2016-2019 and got a Master's degree in Agricultural Economics in Japan. After returning to Tanzania, he started his own business, KPLT Traders. Since production started in 2020, the Company has succeeded to produce more than 500 liters of virgin coconut oil and aims at even higher production in both quality and quantity.

This visit to KPLT Traders is intended to stimulate other beneficiaries of JICA's Training programs to share with other people the knowledge they obtained in Japan and thereby lead into the creation of new employment opportunities and hence contribute to county's economic growth. This visit will also provide an opportunity for JATA members to learn how virgin coconut oil is produced and sold but above all they will also learn how they can also contribute towards the country's economic development by utilizing the knowledge they obtained from JICA training.

This visit is one of the activities, which are organized by JATA annually, and is open to all members of the Association. JATA is planning to hold other interesting activities this year including a Zanzibar Public Relations Event, Seminars etc. These events and activities are open to anybody who had the opportunity of training in Japan or in third countries under the auspices of JICA.

About JATA (JICA Alumni Association of Tanzania)

The JICA Alumni Association of Tanzania (JATA) is an association which brings together all Tanzanians who participated in training programs in Japan or in other countries under the sponsorship of JICA.

JATA now boasts of a membership of over 4,500 members drawn from both public and private sectors. Every year JATA organizes a series of events including visits to JICA supported projects, seminars/workshops on selected issues in various places of the country to contribute to the development of Tanzania.

For further information about JATA, please go to JICA website below:
Tanzania: Alumni Association

About JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency)

An incorporated administrative agency in charge of administering Japan's Official Development Assistance (ODA). It is one of the world's largest bilateral aid agency supporting socio-economic development in developing countries and in different regions of the world.

JICA has been a long partner of Tanzania for more than 50 years in many sectors since 1962.

For more information please contact:
Ms. Zuhura Mwakijinja
JICA Tanzania Office, P.O. Box 9450, Dar es salaam
Tel: 0718319390: Email: MwakijinjaZuhura.TZ@jica.go.jp

Ms. Paschalia Wambura
JICA Tanzania Office, P.O. Box 9450, Dar es salaam
Tel: 0754051246: Email: Wambura-Paschalia@jica.go.jp


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