Barrick pledges more chances for women

BARRICK Gold Corporation has pledged to continue offering more opportunities for women to expand gender equality in mining areas.

The remarks were made by Barrick Gold Corporate Communications and Country Liaison Manager, Mr Georgia Mutagahywa during the graduation ceremony for A- level students at the Jenerali David Musuguli Secondary School in Muleba District, Kagera Region on Wednesday.

“I encourage students, particularly girls who are set to join various higher learning institutions to pursue geography and other subjects linked with mining activities because they will help them grasp immense opportunities in the sector,” he said.

He said that the number of women working in the mining areas is still minimal and therefore there is need for putting friendly environment to accommodate and increase their number.

He said the mining sector has immense opportunities for women and thus it is their time to grasp and benefit from them.

He said Barrick is planning to recruit more women for its North Mara and Bulyanhulu gold mines.

“Those working in the Barrick Gold mines are doing a commendable job that is why it is high time to give them more chances,” he added.

Mr Mutagahywa challenged all students to use the knowledge and skills gained during their course of study to be creative and innovative so that they can be job creators instead of being job seekers.

“Students should also use the knowledge gained in their studies to address various challenges facing our communities,” he insisted.

On his part, the school head teacher, Mr Alchard Kashamba said 264 girl students have graduated this year and during their course of study they imparted the necessary knowledge that will help them be creative and become job creators.

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