Total Tanzania Celebrates 50 Years Anniversary
Total Tanzania celebrated 50 years anniversary since its incorporation in Tanzania on 9th May 2019 at Hyatt Regency Hotel in Dar es Salaam.
The guest of Honor to officiate the celebrations was the Prime Minister of the United Republic of Tanzania, Honorable Kassim Majaliwa in the presence of Mr. Stanislas Mittelman, President of Total Africa Marketing and Services, Mr. Jean Philippe Torres, Vice President of Total Central and North East Africa and Mr. Tarik Moufaddal the country Chair of Total Tanzania.
The event was graced by the attendance of Minister of Energy, Hon. Dr. Merdad Kalemani, France Ambassador, Morocco Ambassador, Government entities representations by Directors and CEO, Dar es Salaam city commissioners, customers, suppliers and Total employees.
The celebrations were officiated with a sequence of events coupled with Total celebration theme of the History walk display at the networking cocktail area, showcasing Total history since its initial operations in Tanzania in 1960s and the evolution of its logo and network of service stations. There was a further display of the Total commitment walk showcasing all of Total commitments and investment in Tanzania, its employees and CSR activities. The show case was well elucidated with the Tag line SAFARI INAENDELEA meaning the journey continues. All invited guests had a chance to visit the wall and be acquainted with history of Total and were amazed by just how evolving and committed Total has been to Tanzania.
To mark the commemoration, there was also a dinner gala, entertainment, awarding of the long serving employees, customers and partners as well as the cutting of the cake to mark the celebration.
In his welcome speech the country chair of Total in Tanzania, Mr. Tarik Moufaddal thanked the Tanzania government for their response to the call for invitation to celebrate this milestone with Total.
President of Total Africa Marketing and Services, Mr. Stanislas Mittleman said that Total has maintained a strong will towards Tanzania’s development, to meet our customers’ needs and to be recognized as a partner of reference. Total has contributed to industrialization development in Tanzania by investing more than Two Hundred Million USD in the last three years through acquisition of GAPCO Tanzania Limited which increased our network to 100 service stations and launch of blending plant. The blending plant will serve customers in the country and East Africa region at large.
The introduction of Total Excellium high-tech premium fuel in our market shows our commitment to innovation and we will continue to play part in growing the economy of Tanzania.
The Prime Minister addressed the event with a key note speech, he submitted the greetings and congratulations to Total from the President of Tanzania Hon. Dr. John Magufuli and the Vice President Mrs. Samia Suluhu. He congratulated Total management and staff for the success achieved in the past 50 years since the company started in 1969. The Prime Minister made a commitment that Tanzania is committed to make the investment environment friendly for all investors and made a call to other companies to walk in the foot steps of Total. He acknowledged Total for its effort and contributions in the development of industry standards in Tanzania, its CSR activities and commitment to better energy through its many innovations like the Total Excellium. He also commended Total for being a good employer and compliance with the local employment content.
As part of the commemoration Total aired a video – to show the presence of Total in Tanzania and its journey so far. There was also a theme song – with the tag line TOTAL “We were here, we are here, and we will continue to be here”. Lastly the Prime Minister was presented with a gift of a locally made Giraffe, this gift was handed over by the President of Total Africa Marketing and Services Mr. Stanislas Mittelman in the presence of the Vice President Jean Philippe Torres, Country Chair Tarik Moufaddal and the Minister of Energy Dr. Merdad Kalemani