Tanzania

Tanzania's Information minister wants Air Tanzania to hire beauty contestants

Tanzania's information minister Dr Harrison Mwakyembe. He says women participating in the Miss Tanzania beauty pageant should be considered for employment at the State-run airline Air Tanzania. FILE PHOTO | NMG
Tanzania's information minister Dr Harrison Mwakyembe. He says women participating in the Miss Tanzania beauty pageant should be considered for employment at the State-run airline Air Tanzania. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

A Tanzanian minister says women participating in the Miss Tanzania beauty pageant should be considered for employment at the State-run airline Air Tanzania (ATCL).

Information, Culture, Arts and Sports minister Harrison Mwakyembe argues that by recruiting them, the beauty competition will be seen as a bridge to success for Tanzania’s beautiful ladies.

Dr Mwakyembe spoke on Saturday while officiating this year’s Miss Tanzania's pageant.

Criteria

He said he believes participants in the beauty contest have all the criteria to be recruited at Air Tanzania, insisting that he would push for their employment at the national carrier.

“All they need is to undergo a three-month-training at the National Institute of Transport before joining the ATCL team,” he said.