TUESDAY March 28, 2023
By Adam Ihucha
The Tranquility News Correspondent, Tanzania
Organisers of a prestigious award have declared founder and owner of Bravo Group and Agricom Africa Angelina Ngalula the Tanzania’s most influential queen in business leadership.
Clouds Media Group each year hosts an award gala dubbed Malkia Wa Nguvu to celebrate outstanding women, involving hundreds of females across the country who have extraordinarily excelled in various spheres of life.
Ms Ngalula was among the Tanzanian women legends at the red-carpet reception at Mlimani City in Dar-Es-Salaam on Saturday March 25, 2023, to receive the ultimate annual honour of the Malikia wa NguvuAward as the winner in business leadership category.
“Ms Angelina Ngalula, is honoured for having emerged winner in business leadership of the year 2023” organisers declared her amid applause from the floor.
She is awarded based on her rise from humble beginnings to one of the most successful business lady. Her story is inspiring to many, as it started from her brave decision to quit employment to venture into a male dominated logistics industry.
Ms Ngalula now owns over 100 fleet of trucks as well as three Internal Container Depots (ICD) servicing highly valuable minerals from neighbouring countries destined for export markets.
She has also contracted a Tea Auction facility, a first of its kind in Tanzania, that will see the country’s tea traded locally, ending the previous arrangement where the tea was auctioned in a neighbouring country.
Ms Ngalula Agricom’s Africa currently controlling a largest market share in Tanzania in agri-equipment business is a clear testimony that women can be game changers in big businesses in the country and the region at large.
Ms Ngalula is also a Chairperson of the Tanzania Private Sector Foundation (TPSF) representing four million businesses, and is also at the helm of the giant East African Business Council (EABC) overseeing seven partner states.
“I thank God for his all-round blessings because without his hand, I wouldn’t be able to win. I dedicate this award to all women in Tanzania and beyond who are struggling to do business,” she said.
Ms Ngalula expressed her gratitude to Tanzanians who overwhelmingly voted in favour of her for recognising her efforts, as the private sector leader, in developing business, and the Cloud Media group for organising the awards specifically for women.
“My sincere thanks go to the government under the robust leadership of the President, Dr Samia Suluhu Hassan, for showing the way for us and creating an enabling environment for investment and business,” Ms Ngalula said.
Ms Ngalula is a successful entrepreneur with diverse understanding of national and regional business, particularly in freight and logistics as well as in agricultural value chain.
She is known as a modern flamboyant lady whose personality and bearing have shaped the private sector in Tanzania and beyond in the past decade.
“Indeed, she is an icon of the private sector and our very own role model in Tanzania,” said Ms Jacqueline Mkindi, the CEO of the Tanzania Horticultural Association (TAHA), explaining: “She uses her talent for not only raising the profile of the private sector, but also for helping individual entrepreneurs.”Ω