Geita Gold Mining Limited (GGML), has donated four delivery beds to serve Nyankumbu and Kasamwa health centres in Geita Town Council.
Communicating the company’s message during the handover ceremony held in Geita Town Council, GGML’s Senior Manager (Sustainability), Gilbert Mworia said the decision to donate delivery beds stemmed from the Geita Ladies (female employees at GGGML) whom during the Women’s Day commemorations in March 2023 communicated the shortage of delivery beds to the Management of the Company.
He added that health and well-being are important at every stage of one’s life, starting from the beginning.
“Today we officially handover these beds whose idea stemmed from the hardships experienced by mothers during delivery, hardships which were noted by the Geita ladies. They communicated this to the Management, and we have taken action accordingly,” he said.
The Geita District Commissioner Hon. Colonel Maghembe directed the medical team both at Kasamwa and Nyankumbu Health Centres to take care of the donated delivery beds.
“We don’t get this kind of support often therefore I urge every one of you here to ensure sound maintenance of the donated delivery beds,” he cautioned.
Medical Officer in charge at Nyankumbu Health Centre, Irene Temba commended GGML’s support and divulged that the centre had been facing a number of delivery challenges.
“We record at least 300 births every month something which compels some of our mothers to use normal beds during delivery. We would like in the near future, GGML to also consider supporting us with examination beds, furniture and other equipment because every month here we attend over 1,000 Reproductive and Antenatal Health Care cases.
We also have 1,000 clients at the Care and Treatment Centre every month,” she said.
The beneficiary of the second batch of the delivery beds at Kasamwa Health Centre, Medical Officer in charge Thomas Mafuru also commended GGML for supporting Kasamwa.
“GGML is a good friend of Kasamwa Health Centre. Since we established this centre in 2007, GGML has provided priceless support including the supply of health equipment and the recent construction of a fence around our facility,” he said.
GGML has been a beacon of investment in the community since its inception in 2000, with the main priorities being health, education, water, roads, income development projects and many other social projects aimed at improving the social welfare of the host community.