Sotta Mining commits to protecting environment

SOTTA Mining Corporation Limited (Sotta), developer of the Nyanzaga Gold Project is committed to aligning its operations and strategies with the universally accepted principles of protection of the environment by minimising environmental impact from the company’s activities.

Sotta General Manager and Director, Mr Damien Valente made the remarks on Monday as the company joined efforts with surrounding communities in Ngoma Town to mark the World Environment Day.

“I cannot but praise my colleagues for making this year’s Environment Day a huge success. Ore Corp and Sotta Mining are committed to safeguarding the environment, a priority reflected daily by everyone involved in the continued development of the Nyanzaga Gold Project. At Sotta Mining every day is Earth Day,” he said.

As part of this commitment, Sotta seeks to continually improve its environmental performance in implementation of its activities, to ensure a healthy environment for members of the communities around its operations.

To mark the 50th anniversary since establishment of the World Environment Day, and in line with this year’s theme; ‘Solutions to Plastic Pollution’, Sotta hosted a number of activities in the local community to promote awareness of the negative impacts plastics have on the environment, human and animal health.

Sotta or SMCL is a joint venture between the Government of Tanzania (16 per cent and Nyanzaga Mining Company Limited (84 per cent), a subsidiary of OreCorp Tanzania Limited, to develop the 1.1tri/- Project south of Ngoma in the Sengerema District, following the granting of a Special Mining License on December 2021.

The Project is now on track to be the large-scale gold mine to be built in Tanzania in over a decade and the first-ever large-scale mine in the Sengerema District.

The Nyanzaga Gold Project is located in the Sengerema District of the Mwanza Region in the Lake Victoria Goldfields.

Once successfully developed, the Project will produce >200,000 ounces (>six tonnes) of gold per annum for an initial 12 years and will cost an estimated 1.1tri/- to build.

The Project will deliver significant direct and indirect employment opportunities and contribute significantly to the economy by way of royalties and taxes.

The Project will also deliver additional benefits to the region including education, health facilities and infrastructure via the Company’s generous community enhancement scheme.

The Company continues to work with all levels of government to ultimately deliver Tanzania and all its stakeholders the first large-scale gold mine development in over a decade

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