GEITA: GEITA Gold Mining Limited (GGML) has scooped four awards, including ranking top of mining companies in displaying advanced innovations at the just ended Geita Mining Technology Exhibition in Geita Region.
Closing the exhibition, Zanzibar Second Vice-President, Hemed Suleiman commended the company for mining firm for the achievements, attributing it to commitment and professionalism in mining operations.
The company also received a special certificate of appreciation for being a key stakeholder since its inception in 2018, besides sponsoring the exhibition with over 150m/-.
He noted that the vision of the mining industry (Vision 2030) was designed to address the perennial challenges faced by small-scale miners due to the lack of reliable information on resource-rich areas.
He added: “The government is committed to providing reliable markets for miners and empowering small investors in the mining sector by connecting them with financial institutions,”
On his part, GGML Managing Director, Terry Strong said that during the 10-day event, visitors were able to have firsthand information of various technologies used by the company, its partners and other firms to ensure safe and productive mining practices in the country.
“Our mission at GGML is to provide value to all of our stakeholders from research activities, mining, and gold processing.
We have made every effort to transfer skills and technologies, as exemplified by the development of our three underground projects and the participation of Tanzanian-owned suppliers and service providers, both individually and through joint ventures in larger contracts,” he pointed out.
Mr Strong further said: “GGML remains committed to supporting the development of local businesses and contractors through our local content programs, which have made a significant impact.
“As a result, we have witnessed a rise in the business value granted to local suppliers and contractors from 202 million Us dollars in 2015 to 526 million US dollars last year,” he said.
Commenting, GGML Senior Manager for Sustainability, Mr Gilbert Mworia recognised the government’s support to them and promised to carry on with the training more small-scale miners in acquiring professional ways in their activities.