Kagem spends K1 billion on social activities
KAGEM Mining Limited has spent over K1 billion on infrastructure development in the education sector in Lufwanyama district.
Head of corporate affairs Jonas Mwansa said the company is working with various stakeholders including Government in implementing development projects to fight poverty among people in the area.
“We have built two teachers’ houses at Kapila Basic School, expanded the school and we have done the same at Chapula Basic School. We are not only interested in mining emeralds but also concerned about the welfare of the local people,” he said.
Mr Mwansa said in an interview on Monday that the two teachers’ houses at Kapila Basic School will soon be handed over to the Ministry of Education, Vocational Training and Early Education.
He assured Lufwanyama residents of the mining company’s commitment to improving their welfare through implementation of development projects in the district.
Mr Mwansa said Kagem management recognises the importance of education, hence its active involvement in the development of the sector.
And Mr Mwansa advised the youth against engaging in activities that can ruin their lives.
Mr Mwansa reminded the youth that they are the future leaders who should stay focused and positively contribute to the development of their communities.
And a Lufwanyama resident, Peter Musa, said he is happy that Kagem has started working towards empowering communities in the district.
“This is what we have always wanted Kagem to do. In fact, we want them to do more for the people. We also want the company to improve the road network in the district.
“It can work with other mines to rehabilitate roads. We want them to change the face of the district the way Chinese investors are developing Chambishi town by putting up modern infrastructure,” Mr Musa said. / Daily Mail