Barrick North Mara Gold Mining has been commended for its unwavering support on youth empowerment that ultimately contributes to the efforts in addressing unemployment in the country.
Tarime Rural legislator, Mwita Waitara said recently Barrick North Mara and Tarime District Council have been supporting vegetable farming projects for youth employment at Matongo village and creating friendly relations with the mining investors.
Mr Waitara made the remarks at the climax of Kemanyanki cup, organised by the Kemanyanki Group Company and financed by North Mara Gold Mine.
“I extend my heartfelt congratulations to the North Mara mine for their unwavering and consistent cooperation in our community, this is precisely the kind of collaboration we hope to see more of in the future,” he said.
He added, “It is my sincere hope that we will not only witness but also champion an expansion of such collaborative endeavors in the future,”
The Executive Director of Kemanyanki, Nicolaus Mgaya praised the mining company for its initiatives in supporting sports and games, which contribute to employment opportunities, especially for youth in the area.
Mr Mgaya explained that the Kemanyanki competition aims to provide young people in the area with opportunities to interact with company staff, fostering strong socio-economic cooperation and promoting local development.
“We are dedicated to nurturing talents within our community, fostering ongoing friendly relations, establishing a strong local network, and fully harnessing the opportunities at hand.
Our ultimate goal is to ensure that our young people are the primary beneficiaries of these initiatives,” emphasized Mgaya.
The tournament featured 12 youth teams from 11 villages surrounding the North Mara Gold Mine in Nyamongo, Tarime district, Mara.