TotalEnergies invests US$230,000 in uniforms and personal protection equipment factory
The Mozambique LNG project, operated by TotalEnergies EP Mozambique Area 1 Limitada, invested, as part of its Pamoja Tunaweza (Juntos Somos Capazes) initiative, around US$230,000 in the establishment of an industrial factory for uniforms and personal protective equipment in Palma.
The factory, opened last Saturday, December 10, 2022, by the Governor of Cabo Delgado, Valige Tauabo, who was accompanied by Maxime Rabilloud, Country Chair of TotalEnergies, employs a total of 30 local employees from Palma, of which 21 are tailors, who came from exercising their activity informally and who, within the scope of this project, are being trained in advanced sewing techniques, to empower them to produce uniforms according to specific industry standards.
It should be noted that in addition to infrastructure, the investment made included the acquisition of industrial machines for cutting and sewing, embroidery, and raw material for the initial production of 1000 pairs of uniforms.
At the same time, the incorporation of a small and medium-sized company (SME) is underway, to be made up of tailors benefiting from this project, which will manage the business.
In line with local content initiatives, it is expected that the SME will be the preferred supplier of uniforms and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for different branches of industry installed or to be installed in Palma, in particular, and in Cabo Delgado, in general.
This factory will help drive Palma’s socio-economic development towards creating sustainable employment for local tailors and generating lucrative income for the local SME. Additionally, it will contribute to the establishment and/or strengthening of a culture of safety at work within the companies operating in Palma and in the Province of Cabo Delgado, in general, as it will increase the availability of uniforms and PPE that are low cost and accessible to the local market.
It should be noted that there is a high potential for growth and expansion of this business to other districts of Cabo Delgado and Mozambique in general. The vision that guided the investment for the creation of this factory was: Palma Uniforms for the rest of the world.
About Pamoja Tunaweza
Pamoja Tunaweza is an initiative of the Mozambique LNG project, operated by TotalEnergies, to engage various community, associative, public, and private actors, with a view to contributing to the socio-economic development of the Province of Cabo Delgado, of Palma and Mocímboa da Praia in particular, from projects designed in a participatory manner.