Vodacom join hands with the government on the journey to Dodoma
In a bid to support the government’s efforts to transfer its operations to the capital city - Dodoma, Vodacom Tanzania Plc has opened a new zonal office and state of the art Vodasho at Kilimani, Uzunguni. The launch event was graced by Dodoma Regional Commissioner, Dr Binilith Mahenge and other officers in public offices.
While welcoming the Vodacom delegation to Dodoma the RC said, “Now that the government is executing its promise to relocate to the country’s capital city, there is a need for telecommunication companies to strengthen their services here, so as to simplify the government activities. Communication is vital for communities and economic prosperity, and for this Vodacom has become a thoughtful partner for development”.
The newly launched office is expected to be the headquarters of Vodacom Tanzania Plc in the Central zone servicing customers from Dodoma, Singida and Morogoro. The new office currently has more than 30 employees and is equipped with a vodashop which will be a one-stop shop with capabilities to accommodate diverse customer needs from SIM card registration, M-Pesa agents, buying and selling Vodacom products. In addition to that, the shop will enable customers to get services swiftly.
Speaking during the launch, Vodacom’s Director of Business Unit Linda Riwa insisted on the importance of communication services in supporting economic development, “We’ve seen the need to strengthen our services here, opening a new office and shop is part of the ways to catalyze economic activities at the region. The company has invested in providing quality services at a convenient price to all Tanzanians: and now Dodoma is super as we have rolled out over 50 4G sites with plans to increase even more to accommodate the needs of this capital city. I can assure you that Dodoma citizens will now get digital services at ease.”
According to TCRA reports, there are 43 million users of mobile phones in Tanzania and Vodacom has been spearheading the provision of communication services wherever they are. Currently, the company has 100 retail shops and 350 service desks providing services to its customers all over the country.
“There are plans to add 2 more shops in Dodoma to reach a total of 6, so as to satisfy the thriving and prosperous city of Dodoma. I ensure you that we are determined to use technology innovation to improve people’s lives. That is why we launched a new shop and office to ensure that people get super and convenient services” Linda summed up.