GEITA Gold Mine Limited (GGML) on Wednesday won an award for being the overall winner in implementing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at a feat honoured at the International Mining and Investment Tanzania 2023 conference in Dar es Salaam.
Equally, GGML scooped another prize for being the best company that focuses on environmental protection and workplace health and safety issues.
That has come now the fifth time in a row after the company bagged the same awards including being the best mining firm in displaying him keenness and awareness in terms of health and safety of workers at workplace.
The Deputy Prime Minister, Dr Doto Biteko, who was the chief guest, said the company’s commitment to funding community projects display a lot of maturity in raising the welfare and livelihoods of the citizens.
Presenting the awards, the Minister for Minerals, Mr Anthony Mavunde, said that the company proving to consider workers going home safe and plough back to the community is the responsibility of any employer so that no injuries are registered at any workplace.
Speaking at the event, Malawi’s Minister for Mines, Monica Chang’anamuno, said they have a lot to learn from Tanzania in the mining industry through GGML which shows professionalism in mining activities for the benefit of the people.
“Malawi has a lot to learn from Tanzania in the mining realm and I will ask my government to imitate your policy in mining,” she said.
Elaborating, she applauded the company for sponsoring the conference that attracted 2000 stakeholders from hailing from different countries.
She further said that the conducive environment that the government offers to investors has enabled the mining sector in the country to be a role model in the East Africa bloc as well in the Sub-Saharan region.
She further said that conducive environment that President Samia Suluhu Hassan has been offering investors has enabled the mining sector in the country to be a role model in the East Africa bloc as well in the Sub Saharan region.
She added, “May I ask stakeholders in the sector to continue cooperating with the government in achieving the goals set by the relevant ministries, especially considering that Tanzania is blessed with various types of minerals…Malawi has a lot to learn from Tanzania in the mining realm and I will ask my government to imitate your policy in mining.”
GGML Managing Director, Terry Strong, said that adhering to stipulated mining policy was one of the attributes that shaped and guided them to scoop the awards, besides realising that the communities surrounding them are part and parcel of their entity.
“We routinely recognise the importance of the mining laws and our responsibilities to society. This goes in line with protecting the environment, observing health and safety of workers at the workplace,” said he.