GGML donates over 8, 000 desks to Geita schools

GEITA Gold Mining Limited (GGML) has donated 8,823 desks to various schools in the Geita Region in its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) plough back to the communities surrounding the mine.

Geita Regional Commissioner (RC), Mr Martin Shigella said on Thursday that as the government increases schools’ buildings countrywide, stakeholders like companies are asked to support so that students get a conducive learning environment.

“On this note, we applaud the GGML’s long-standing commitment to education and it is my delight that since the company started a business here in Geita Region, it has closely been working with the government to execute several education projects, especially the construction of classrooms and schools,” he said.

GGML Managing Director, Mr Terry Strong noted the importance of quality education in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

“Providing quality education for all is fundamental to creating a peaceful and prosperous world. Education gives people the knowledge and skills they need to stay healthy, get jobs and foster tolerance. GGML wishes to refresh and improve the lives of Tanzanians in various sectors including the education sector. We do business the right way for a better-shared future,” he said.

He expressed the company’s commitment to improving the lives of Tanzanians, especially in important areas such as education, adding that since the company set foot in 2000, it continuously invested in the betterment of the community, focusing on important aspects such as health, education, water, roads and income-generating projects.

The company’s wide-ranging social initiatives reflect a deep-rooted commitment to enhancing the social well-being of the host community.

During the event, different local government leaders praised the company for supporting sustainability of projects in the communities, so that the residents’ lives be decent even after closure of the mine.

He said GGML was focusing on creating a sustainable and positive legacy, through economic development projects as part of its commitment to improve the welfare of the local farming community and to provide alternative sustainable livelihoods for host communities.

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