GEITA; Geita Gold Mining Limited (GGML) has once again demonstrated its commitment to society and workplace safety by receiving two awards at the Tanzania Mining & Investment Forum 2023.
The event was opened on Wednesday afternoon by the Deputy Prime Minister, Dr Doto Biteko.
This was followed by the Madini Gala Night and Awards where GGML was awarded the overall winner in the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) category.
In addition, GGML was recognised as the best company for its focus on environmental protection and occupational health and safety.
The awards bestowed upon GGML by the Ministry of Mines for its contribution to the conference have cemented its status as the foremost company nationwide with respect to health and safety concerns in the workplace. GGML has garnered these accolades for four consecutive years, having been the recipient of similar distinctions from its parent company, AngloGold Ashanti, which operates mines across the globe, including in this country.
Speaking at the event, also attended by the Minister of Mines, Anthony Mavunde and government leaders from Uganda, Malawi, and other countries, the Minister of Mines of Malawi, Monica Chang’anamuno praised GGML for its continuing support of the Tanzanian government’s efforts to empower its people through economic empowerment.
The minister, an esteemed guest at the event, commended GGML for successfully organizing the conference with the participation of over 2000 stakeholders from various countries across the globe.
He also expressed gratitude to President Samia Suluhu Hassan for driving progress in the mining sector, setting an example for nations in East Africa and south of the Sahara.
“I urge the stakeholders in this sector to sustain their cooperation with the government to attain the goals stipulated by the relevant ministries. It is noteworthy that Tanzania is endowed with a variety of minerals,” he stated.
He expressed keen interest in Tanzania’s mining policy as it is a crucial aspect of mining sector development and pledged to encourage the Malawian Government to emulate the policy.
Furthermore, with regards to the award win, GGML’s Managing Director Terry Strong expressed appreciation to the ministry for acknowledging the company’s activities in adhering to the mining law’s social responsibility standards.
He also noted that in terms of environmental protection, health and safety at work, the company has prioritised the dignity and sustainable environment of its employees and the community around the mine.