Gas producer spends millions on local communities

10Jun 2016
The Guardian
Gas producer spends millions on local communities

IN support of local communities, M&p Exploration Production T Ltd has spent US$ 250,000 as part of its corporate social responsibility in Mtwara Region between 2009 and 2015.

This was revealed yesterday by the firm’s General Manager (Tanzania and Zambia), Christopher Maitre while handing over a classroom, 80 desks and other basic school needs to Ruvula village to improve education delivery in the area.

M&p Exploration Production T Ltd is a locally registered company dealing with exploration and production of oil and gas in Mtwara Region.

“We are here today to officially give the school building so that children can have a better learning environment and get quality education which in turn may help our company get engineers in the future from this school,” he said.

He said since the company started operations in Tanzania in 2009 at Mnazi Bay peninsular, the main job has been to train staff, upgrade facilities used in gas production and support local communities in areas they operate in the region.

So far the company has been built two classrooms and an office at Msimbati primary school, two water wells at Mnete village, one classroom and an office at Mnete primary school, a football ground at Mnete and provided 100 desks for various new schools.

Other support includes three classrooms and an office at Mtandi primary school, upgrading of Maitain road from Msimbati to Ziwani, supported Mtwara District Council with US$10,000 for flood relief (within a day of request) and given six tonnes of cement to the district office.

He said in the future they intend to employ more people from Mnazi Bay to help residents benefit from what they produce. The firm also plans to train more people from the area so that they become competent in gas production.

“We will provide more training within the country and overseas because we have few qualified experts on gas production in our company and the local people that we have taken from Mnazi Bay Peninsular and other villages are not competent enough in gas production,” he said.