How Barrick North Mara, Bulyanhulu gold mines marked global environ day

BARRICK North Mara and Bulyanhulu Gold Mines have marked the International Environmental Day by planting trees in communities surrounding the mining sites, in a bid to support environmental conservation initiatives in the country.

During the day, Barrick North Mara Gold Mine donated 200 fruit and shade trees to communities surrounding the mining areas to plant them in Matongo Secondary School in Tarime District.

Barrick North Mara Gold Mine Environmental Manager, Mr Frank Ngoloma said they decided to donate trees in the area to support efforts aimed at restoring natural forests in the area.

“We have decided to collaborate with surrounding communities to commemorate the Global Environmental Day as part of the Gold Mine’s commitment to protecting the environment,” Mr Ngoloma said adding that staff and management of the Gold Mine also took an active part in planting trees within the mining areas.

Matongo Ward Executive Officer, Mr Lackson Isibhu commended Barrick North Mara Gold Mine for taking the initiative to engage local communities in planting trees to protect the environment.

“We thank Barrick North Mara Gold Mine for recognising the Global environmental day and collaborating with surrounding communities to plant trees with the ultimate goal to protect the environment,” he said.

Barrick Bulyanhulu, Community and Environmental Relations Manager Respicius Onesmo said they decided to collaborate with Msalala District Council to provide education on environmental conservation to communities surrounding the mining areas as a fundamental initiative to enhance the protection of the environment.

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