Geita Gold Mining donates four vehicles to VETA Mwanza

BY DIRAMAKINI

GEITA Gold Mining Limited (GGML) donated four Toyota Land Cruiser vehicles to the Vocational Education and Training Authority (VETA) Mwanza branch in Mwanza Region, yesterday.
AngloGold Ashanti Vice President, Simon Shayo, in charge of sustainability in Tanzania and Ghana (center) hands over a motor vehicle registration Card after GGML donated four Toyota Land Cruiser vehicles to the VETA- Mwanza branch. On the right is Ilemela District Commissioner, Hassan Masala and to his left is the Acting Director General of VETA Lake Region, Charles Kaugele.

Speaking at the handover ceremony, AngloGold Ashanti Vice President, Simon Shayo, in charge of sustainability in Tanzania and Ghana said the support comes at the right time when the world is aligning with the United Nations' sustainable goals.

“Our company has a responsibility to benefit the community through its gold mining activities. We have been cooperating with VETA for a long time to provide technical training to various young people from Geita.

“After seeing the challenge of transport to the VETA Authority in Mwanza, we have decided to provide them with the support of these vehicles to improve the situation in providing education for our vocational youth. This is also in line with the fourth goal of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals," Mr. Shayo pointed out.

He further said the vehicles are a continuation of GGML's support to the community, especially in various institutions in the country so that they carry their day-to-day responsibilities with ease.

On his part, Acting Director General of VETA Lake Region, Charles Kaugele commended GGML for the support, saying it will also help them to provide practical training to students taking driving courses at the college.

Since 2006 Geita Gold Mining Limited (GGML) has been cooperating well with VETA and has so far trained 130 young people in integrated mining technical training.

A large number of these young people from Geita hail from various localities including Kambarage, Compound, Bugulula, Ujamaa, Mwatulole, Mission and Nyerere road, most of whom have been employed by GGML in its mining activities.

GGML has been an icon for community investment since its inception in 2000 prioritizing mostly education, health, water, infrastructure and, income-generating projects as well as others to ensure the host communities enjoy improved lives.

Earlier this year, GGML emerged the overall winner in the best performing companies in the mining sector in Tanzania in the 2020/2021 financial year and took home awards in the areas of corporate social responsibility, environment, safety, tax revenue, and local content.

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