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GGML supports Kasamwa health center

GGML supports Kasamwa health center

GEITA Gold Mining Limited (GGML) has spent a total of 100m/- to build a fence at the Kasamwa Health Centre in Geita region.

The fence has been mentioned as a safety net for the health centreat night that was facing the challenge of being visited by wild animals including hyenas which were a threat to patients and health workers at the centre.

Speaking about the aid given on tuesday, the Vice President of AngloGold Ashanti (Sustainable Projects - Tanzania and Ghana), Mr Simon Shayo said the money is a continuation of GGMLCompany's efforts to improve health services in the Geita Region.

He said the improvement of the fence in the health centre is important in improving the health environment for the people around the GGML mine.

“The third goal of sustainable development set by the United Nations insists on creating a better environment for the health and well-being of our society by the year 2030.

Our company GGML would like to see better health services improved in Kasamwa health centre, including reducing infant mortality and mothers who give birth," said Shayo.

The Medical Officer of the Kasamwa health centre, Dr Thomas Mafuru, has thanked the GGML for financing the construction of a fence in the health centre because it will prevent wild animals at night and make it easier for the guards to protect the resources in the centre.

“Since we started the Kasamwa health centre in Geita Town Council in 2007, we have been cooperating well with the GGML company who have also been helping us with various equipment including beds and mattresses,” said Dr Mafuru.

And a resident of Kasamwa Ward Ms Susana Balele has praised the construction of the fence as it will help them to have peace at night when they bring patients to the health centre.

 “I am very grateful for the construction of this fence along with the entire health centre in Kasamwa. His services are good and now we no longer have to travel long distances to Geita in town to get health services,” said Susana.

GGML has been a beacon of investment in the community since its inception in 2000 where the main priorities have been health projects, education, water, roads, income development projects and many other social projects to ensure the host community gets a better life.

 

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