Majaliwa visits GGML stand at Tanzania Mining and Investment Forum, praises CSR initiatives

The Prime Minister of Tanzania, Mr Kassim Majaliwa, has visited the Geita Gold Mining Limited (GGML) stand at the Tanzania Mining & Investment Forum (TMIF) and congratulated the company for fully implementing its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme.
Majaliwa, who also closed the two-day event yesterday on behalf of the President of Zanzibar, Dr Hussein Mwinyi, was briefed by GGML’s Senior Manager for Sustainability, Mr Gilbert Mworia.
Majaliwa commended the company for the great work it has done in its sustainability projects, including being the main sponsor of the forum.


“We commend you for being a role model in complying with the requirements of the Mining Act in terms of CSR, one of these projects, the construction of the Magogo football pitch, which we would like to see completed and implemented quickly, within six months.

“But don’t just build a stadium in the Geita region, take these services to other regions to benefit and develop the talents of our youth,” said Majaliwa.

In his briefing to the Prime Minister, Gilbert Mworia not only outlined GGML’s strategies to ensure that Tanzanians and the community around the mine benefit from GGML’s presence, but also said that the company has been a leader in addressing issues of environmental protection and occupational health and safety.

Mworia said that GGML continues to be a role model in the country because of its commitment to health and safety, which has seen the company win four consecutive awards from its parent company, AngloGold Ashanti, ahead of it’s other mines around the world.

As for the construction of the football stadium, Mworia assured the Prime Minister that it would be completed within six months, but that a plan would also be drawn up to contribute to similar projects in other regions.

However, at the close of the exhibition held on 25 and 26 October this year, Majaliwa said the government will continue to give importance to the mining sector, which is the engine of the national economy.

He said the government was ready and willing to allow private sector development projects in exploration, mining, extraction and value addition of minerals to achieve the existing strategies for all mineral extraction in the country.

And the Minister of Minerals, Anthony Mavunde, said the ministry used the meeting to promote professional cooperation between countries through various topics presented, such as discussions on the use of clean energy to combat climate change.

He said that for the year 2023, the contribution from mineral extraction to the economy will be TZS 678 billion, representing 40 per cent of all collections, which shows that the sector is making progress.

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