Sixteen villages on race for Good Relationship throne

TEAMS from sixteen villages close to the North Mara Barrick  Gold Mine have been listed to compete in the Mahusiano Cup football tournament  which was officially launched here on Monday.

Jointly organised by the mine and Tarime District Council, the tournament was officially opened yesterday at Ingwe Secondary School grounds in Tarime.

Also participating in the tournament are staff members of Barrick Gold North Mara besides the teams from sixteen villages close to the mine.

The tournament aims to enhance good relationships between the mine and people from the villages surrounding the mine.

“We want the tournament to enhance good relationships and harmony between the Barrick Gold Mine and the villages surrounding the mine,” said Tarime District Commissioner, Colonel Michael Mtenjele who also officially launched the tournament.

The teams participating in the tournament are Genkuru, Msege, Komarera, Nyamwanga, Kewanja, Nyakunguru, Kerende, Nyabichume, Mji Kati, Matongo, Nyangoto, Mrito, Keisangoro and  Nyarwana.

Barrick North Mara’s manager Apolinary Lyambiko said the mine values sports because it brings friendship and good relationships in the society.

“We value it as a corporate firm that cares for people who live close to the mine. We can work effectively if there is peace, harmony and friendship with people or villages close to us,” he said.

The DC wished the participants of the tournament peace and tranquility throughout the tournament since it is an event that fosters friendship.

Tarime MP Mwita Waitara lauded Barrick North Mara for organizing the tournament which enhances friendship and sportsmanship.


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