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Tobacco company to hire 100 sales reps

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MBABANE - The first fully-licensed tobacco import and export company has 100 vacant posts for sales representatives in the country.

The 100 sales representatives, whose payment will be commission-based, are expected to begin their new duties on behalf of Galaxy Distributors soon. The company’s offices are based in Matsapha, but the representatives will work from all over the country.

Galaxy Distributors Managing Director Sandile Magongo said interested people will commence executing their duties as soon as possible, upon receipt of their contracts.

"As the first 100 per cent Swazi-owned company that is licensed to import and export tobacco in the country, we will give first preference to Swazis who may be interested on the jobs. Our intention is to have a positive socio-economic impact and also play a significant role especially in terms of employment and industrial development," Magongo disclosed.

"As a company we acknowledge and are fully aware of the dangers that may arise as a result of smoking cigarettes, hence all our products are branded with safety precautions," added Magongo.

Galaxy Distributors has also promised to offer free delivery to all retailers and wholesalers that may require their services.

Noteworthy is that the Swaziland Revenue Authority last week embarked on ‘Operation Blue’ in a bid to crackdown on illegal cigarettes in the country.

SRA Director of Communications, Vusi Dlam

ini, said they raided 11 businesses in the outskirts of Mbabane to crackdown on the selling of illegal cigarettes and they have only eight shops as culprits.

Most of the cigarettes were from Mozambique. He said the campaign started recently and would stretch to the other areas of Swaziland adding that so far cigarettes worth close to E30 000 were confiscated.

Dlamini said the smuggling of any commodity into Swaziland was a serious offence which deprives the country of the much needed revenue that could be used to develop and assist it.  He said the public must contact SRA’s free toll number 800 8000 for information on this subject.

All cigarettes suspected to have been smuggled were detained pending investigations and these would also consider the prosecution of the offenders.

The law allows the courts to send offenders to prison for up to six years and to impose fines of up to E15 000.
Dlamini said the smuggling of any commodity into Swaziland was a serious offence which deprives the country of the much needed revenue that could be used to develop and assist it.  He said the public must contact SRA free toll number 800 8000 for information on this subject.

 

People interested in Galaxy Distributions may contact Sandile Magongo at 7608 7322, as from Friday-October, 12.

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