GGML collaborates with Geita authorities to plant trees

GEITA Gold Mining Limited (GGML) worked with the Geita Regional Commissioner’s office and the Geita Town Council to plant trees along the Geita-Mwanza Road from the Geita town roundabout to the Bombambili area.

Speaking during the event in Geita’s Bombambili area over the weekend, Geita Regional Commissioner Martin Shigella urged the Geita community to embrace the good habit of tree planting.

“I applaud Geita Gold Mining Limited (GGML), security institutions, and government officials who have gathered here to support us in this endeavour. Every month, we committed to achieving our goal of planting more trees. “We want to see Geita turn green with modern, wellmaintained gardens and trees. We walked three kilometers today to plant many trees, but next month we will go even further to the Magogo area, where my office and the Geita Town Council are located,” said the Geita RC.

Terry Strong, Managing Director of Geita Gold Mining Limited, was delighted to be a part of the initiative and commended the Regional Commissioner’s office for coming up with such an important initiative at the start of the rainy season.

“I applaud the Regional Commissioner and Town Director’s efforts in developing this initiative. Respecting the environment is one of our core values at AngloGold Ashanti – Geita Gold Mining Limited,” he said.

He went on to say that GGML has been running several environmental campaigns since it began operations in Geita in 2000.

“It is worth noting that more than seventy (70) per cent of our special mining licence exists within the Geita forest reserve, which must be reforested on a regular basis to protect it for Tanzania’s sustainable development and the conservation and management of natural resources for the benefit of present and future generations,” Terry Strong added.

“I am hopeful that through such activities, the community will understand the impact of environmental conservation and do away with deforestation activities that have undesirable consequences,” he said.

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