Alliance One International recently received a commendation from Tanzania. The company's managing director, Ephraim Maple, said it paid $71.9 million to 12,000 tobacco farmers in Tanzania last year. The Tanzanian government received US$1.72 million in tax revenue through Alliance One International. Maple thanked the local government for providing reliable power support to its Morogoro plant. This recognition reflects Lianyi International’s important position in Tanzania’s tobacco processing industry and its positive contribution to the local community.