Acacia has been lauded for its effort in improving public services in Kahama District.
Speaking during the visit to its Buzwagi Gold Mine on 14 and 15 July,Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa has congratulated Acacia for its contribution to improving public services in Kahama District through its Sustainable Communities programme.
The former Former Deputy Minister noted that Acacia has used its proceeds to fund projects that benefit the citizens.
“On behalf of the government, I would like to congratulate Acacia’s Buzwagi Gold Mine for using proceeds from their mining operations to fund projects that benefit citizens,” Prime Minister Majaliwa said. “The fifth phase government led by President Magufuli has placed special focus on improving delivery of good social services including health, water and education and by virtue of these projects you have done a remarkable job to complement these efforts.” He said.
In the last two years the mine has completed the construction of a health centre and two new dormitory blocks at a local secondary school, both located in Mwendakulima ward. The investment is part of the company’s efforts to support the government’s agenda for the advancement of health and education services in Kahama District, which is in line with Tanzania’s Five Year Development Plan and Development Vision 2025.
Completed at a cost of US$265,000 (TZS 600 million), the new dormitories at Mwendakulima Secondary School will accommodate more than 100 pupils, making secondary education in the district more accessible for girls. The dormitory blocks were re-built after the original building was accidentally gutted by fire. Since the fire, in January 2017, more than 100 pupils have had to sleep in temporary accommodation in the school dining room.
“With this support from Acacia, the spacious health centre with state-of-the-art facilities will enable citizens in the area to receive quality services without embarking on a long journey to Kahama as was previously the case. This is a notable achievement,” Majaliwa said. “As I inaugurate the dormitories, I urge the local authorities to further develop Mwendakulima Secondary School to serve as a model and set a pace to be followed by others in the country.”