P. O. Box 10191, Mwanza
The Benjamin William Mkapa Foundation is a Trust and non-profit making Institution, established and incorporated under the Trustees Incorporation Ordinance, CAP 375.
Officially registered on 13th April 2006, the Foundation aims to supplement and complement the development efforts of the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania.
The Foundation was established after the launching of its first initiative known as the “Mkapa Fellows Programme” in July 2005. The Programme of Mkapa Fellows was initiated by the Former President of the United Republic of Tanzania, H.E Benjamin William Mkapa and the Former President of the United States of America, H.E. William Jefferson Clinton in July 2005, through the financial support of the Government of the Royal Kingdom of Norway. The Fellows Programme aim was to accelerate HIV/AIDS services, through addressing the shortage of skilled health professionals in rural underserved settings.
The Foundation prior to having in place a full time Management team it was under the interim guidance of the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative (CHAI) of the Clinton Foundation, World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of Health, Community, Development, Gender, Seniors and Children.
As from November 2006, the Mkapa Foundation gradually began recruitment of the Management team and staff. Collaboratively the Board of Trustees, Management and Staff proceeded undertaking and expanding into various initiatives that focus on addressing Human Resource for Health challenges and accelerating HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment services, as well as Maternal and Newborn health services within Tanzania.
As the Foundation grows its shifted its focus from implementing initiatives that a focused on strengthening HIV/AIDS service delivery and Health System, particular Human Resource for Health (HRH) to focusing on implementing beyond HIV/AIDS. Therefore resulted into the change of name to “The Benjamin William Mkapa Foundation (BMF)”
ATC House, Second Floor, Ohio Street ,
Dar Es Salaam
Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL) is the national airline of Tanzania based in Dar es Salaam with its hub at Julius Nyerere International Airport. The Company was established in 1977 following the dissolution of East African Airways and has been a member of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) since its inception.
Following its establishment, ATCL has gone through a number changes in its structure and ownership as a result of the Government’s efforts to ensure that the country owns a strong national airline. The changes include partial privatization of ATCL in 2002 when the Government reduced its shareholding to 51 percent and entered into a partnership with South African Airways (SAA). The partnership ended in 2006 when the Government repurchased SAA shares to recapture its 100% ownership of ATCL.
As the Government regained full ownership of ATCL, it invested heavily in the ATCL operations’ systems to enable ATCL operate efficiently again. The Government efforts to rebuild ATCL, through various options, continued until 2016 when it decided to develop a specific program for revamping the ATCL. The ATCL revamping program included purchasing of six new aircraft between 2016 and 2018, payment of debts and provision of Startup capital, improvement and modernization of business systems.
The ATCL fleet improvement program included purchasing of six aircraft as follows: three Bombardier DASH8 Q400, two delivered in September 2016 and one in June 2017; two Airbus A220-300 and one Boeing 787 Dreamliner delivered between May and December 2018. By July 2018, ATCL will be operating the fleet of seven aircraft as it has been operating one Bombardier DASH8 Q300 since 2011.
With improved fleet, ATCL is confident to regain its position as a serious competitor in the air transport market. The ongoing ATCL fleet and network expansion program include destinations in Africa, Europe, Asia, and US.
Mission and Vision
To be the airline of choice that exceeds customers’ expectations.
To our passengers:
To provide reliable, safe and sustainable high quality airline services globally.
To our employees:
To provide a working environment for our employees to excel through constant training & development and supported by an effective reward and recognition program.