GGML marks 20 years with showcasing of milestones at Geita Mining

22Sep 2020
Prosper Makene
The Guardian
GGML marks 20 years with showcasing of milestones at Geita Mining

GEITA Gold Mining Limited is this year’s main sponsor of the 3rd Mining Technology Exhibition being held in Geita Region after donating 200m/- to finance the show which takes ten days from September 17.

Mwanza Regional Commissioner, John Mongella (1st-R) listening to GGML senior communication officer, Laurian Pima (C) on the company’s activities at the ongoing third Mining and Technology Exhibition being held in the region. Photo courtesy of GGML

“GGML is proud to support this event for a third consecutive year and this year, we intend to share expertise on the use of different mining equipment with other stakeholders,” said GGML’s Vice President for Sustainability, Simon Shayo.

Shayo said the mining company is using the exhibition also showcase its success as it commemorates 20 years since commencing operations in the country. “It is fitting that we can mingle with the community around us to create exposure for local businesses seeking to work with us,” he said.

Consistent with its core value of supporting communities around its mines with sustainable socio-economic development projects, GGML has carried out various projects in including providing an 800m/- grant to construct an Export Processing Zone Authority’s administration block next to the exhibition grounds.

“We are also pleased to see our support to the EPZA facility constriction in Geita coming to fruition and being put into proper use,” he added.

The mining expo is witnessing various mining companies, small-scale miners, investors and other dealers both local and foreign display various technologies used in the industry plus other affiliated industries such securing companies.

In the 2019 expo, GGML won the first prize for demonstrating outstanding performance in educating small-scale miners and the public on the best technology use in the industry as well as the different safety and rescue systems applied in mining operations. GGML which is an AngloGold Ashanti subsidiary has invested heavily in Lake Victoria goldfields region and benefits neighbouring regions including the country’s second largest city, Mwanza.

The company’s sponsorship of the fair comprises in kind support of preparing the exhibition grounds as well as paying for 100 tents, a standby generator and its fuel to cover the 10 days of exhibition period. The exhibition has been jointly organised by Geita Regional Commissioner’s office, Export Processing Zones Authority and Geita District Council.