Barrick supports Bugarama Health Centre

BARRICK Gold Corporation has donated an ambulance to Bugarama Health Centre in Bugarama Ward, Msalala District Council in Shinyanga to be used for emergency medical services.

The vehicle, a Toyota Land Cruiser hardtop, was handed over yesterday by the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Barrick Gold Corporation, Mark Bristow to Kahama District Commissioner, Ms Mboni Mhita.

Speaking during the short handover ceremony of the ambulance held at the Bugarama Health Centre, Bristow said that Barrick is committed to health and safety standards and therefore this donation is part of a health and safety initiative on life-saving support to the community.

He added that the company continues to collaborate with the government to undertake various health services in the communities where it operates.

“With the Community Development Committee and Corporate Social Responsibility setting, we have made a significant contribution to improving health care in the community in Msalala Council,” Mr Bristow said.

Barrick Bulyanhulu last year completed construction of 18 dispensaries in Msalala Council, which are estimated to serve more than 50,000 people.

“This year we are planning to complete construction of the remaining four dispensaries and a wall fence for the Bugarama Health Centre in Msalala District Council,’’ said Mr Bristow.

The Kahama District Commissioner Ms Mhita, thanked Barrick on the way it strives to implement many projects that touch people’s lives while stressing that the government will continue to cooperate with investors in bringing development to the people.

“Thanks, Barrick for this ambulance. The car will increase and strengthen the provision of health services,” said Ms Mhita.

The Acting Director of Msalala District Council, Mr Leonard Mabula and the Bugarama Ward Councilor, Ms Prisca Msoma, both thanked Barrick for responding to the ambulance request on time hence solving the existing challenges of medical services in the community of Bugarama and neighbouring areas including Geita.

The medical in charge of Bugarama Health Center Dr Silas Kayanda and the Chief Medical Officer of Msalala District Council Dr Sisti Mosha said they requested for an ambulance two months ago when Mr Bristow, visited the centre.

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