Puma heeds call on contributing building materials for mudslide victims

MANYARA: GOVERNMENT’s plea asking stakeholders to focus on donating building materials for Katesh township mudslide victims has started getting positive result, with Puma Energy Tanzania Limited heeding the call.

There was a big response from stakeholders donating food and other domestic items to the victims.

But, over the weekend, Chief Government’s Spokesperson, Mr Mobhare Matinyi, asked the donors to turn to construction materials to help re-establishment of homes for the survivors.

In line with this, Puma Energy Tanzania Limited yesterday delivered a donation of construction materials to Hanang District Commissioner Janeth Mayanja.

The company has provided 600 bags of cement, 800 corrugated iron sheets, and 1000 steel rods, all valued at about 70m/-.

Speaking on behalf of the company’s Chief Executive Officer Fatma Mohemed Abdallah, the Corporate Affairs Manager, Mr Godluck Shirima, stated, “Under the leadership of Chairman Dr Selemani Majige and the Company’s management led as well as the entire staff and stakeholders we are deeply saddened by the floods affected our fellow citizens in Katesh.

“We therefore have directed this donation of construction materials to support the government’s efforts in providing shelter for the victims who lost their homes in the floods.”

He said the company has also been adversely affected by these floods, as its Katesh station suffered severe damage.

The company deemed it fitting to contribute to the community in this time of need.

Ms Mayanja received the donation and expressed gratitude for the assistance from Puma Energy, remarked.

“This timely donation of construction materials from Puma Energy is crucial, considering that the government is now in the process of initiating housing projects for citizens who lost their homes in the floods.”

She emphasised that the Sixth-phase government, under the capable leadership of Dr Samia Suluhu Hassan, is committed to rebuilding homes for those affected, and they are currently in the stage of land assessment.

She also urged other stakeholders to emulate Puma Energy’s example and support the government’s efforts, particularly by providing construction materials, which are currently in high demand.

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