Barrick North Mara Gold Mine and its contractors have donated a modern medical equipment worth Shillings 117 million to Nyangoto health centre at Nyamongo in Tarime District to help improve services to the communities surrounding the gold mine.
Tarime Rural Member of Parliament, Hon. Mwita Waitara was joined by government officials from Tarime district council, health personnel, and local area leaders at the health centre to receive the medical equipment yesterday .
In his brief note of appreciation, Hon. Waitara from the ruling party CCM remarked that the donation was a result of good relations between the gold mine and the local communities.
North Mara Gold mine is operated by Barrick in partnership with the government of Tanzania through its Twiga Minerals Corporation.
Barrick North Mara Gold Mine General Manager (GM) Apolinary Lyambiko said the donation was made possible by a long list of contractors who pooled resources to purchase the medical equipment.
The contractors include Bamboo, Kenyamanki, RES, Winners, Rubis, Nyamos, Nyangoto investment, PKM, Ako , Nguvu Moja, Waracha and East Africa Radiation to mention just a few.
“Their total contributioni is Shillings 141 million. We still have a remaining balance that will be directed to improve the infrastructure of this health centre,” GM Lyambiko said.
The GM thanked all contractors for their contributions and appealed for continued cooperation.
Mr Lyambiko noted that the contractors were very important stakeholders and Barrick North Mara Gold Mine values them in its business and carrying out various Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities, with the aim of enhancing good relations with the surrounding communities .