Enviro Processing Limited (EPL) , a subsidiary of Berkeley Mineral Resources (BMR), officially donated two ambulances to Kabwe General Hospital at a handover ceremony on Monday, 7th October 2013.
Mr. Masoud Alikhani, the Chairman of Berkeley Mineral Resources Plc said:
” Enviro Processing Limited is fully aware that Zambia has been experiencing increasing number of road and other accidents resulting in injury and sometimes death. The donated ambulances are in response to the dire need for appropriate and reliable referral transport at Kabwe General Hospital”.
In receiving the donation, the Guest of Honour, Central Province Permanent Secretary Edwidge Mutale said:
“This is indeed a day of celebration. Not only are we receiving two ambulances but we are also forming a new alliance with Enviro Processing Limited, a subsidiary of Berkeley Mineral Resources Plc.
“From the onset, the re-opening of the mine and processing of tailings promise to be of great benefit to Kabwe and the surrounding districts as can be noted from the donation we are receiving today. Apart from such community support programmes, EPL’s activities will lead to the creation of employment and the cleaning up of the environment.”
Berkeley Mineral Resources Plc is listed on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange. BMR has been acquiring the surface rights and licences over the Kabwe Mine site since 2008. From 2011, these assets have been vested in EPL. EPL will start processing the dump material, removing the contained metals in an environmentally sustainable manner and remediating the land. This will result in the elimination of a major environmental and health hazard.
BMR Chairman, Mr. Alikhani in his speech read on his behalf by BMR General Manager for Africa, Mr. Dennis Human, assured the Permanent Secretary that Enviro Processing Limited will always do its best to help and assist the people of Kabwe in its various programs of social responsibility.
“We very much enjoy working in Zambia and look forward to doing so for many more years to come”. He said.
Kabwe Central Member of Parliament Hon Kapyanga in his vote of thanks expressed gratitude to Mr. Alikhani at the donation of ambulances.
Hon Kapyanga said:
“During my tour of the hospital, it came to light that most of the activities were hampered due to lack of transport. In view of that, my office has been trying to find help to compliment government’s effort. Hence coming across EPL which has proved to be an investment company with a difference”.
He said that the donation has come at a time when Kabwe General Hospital has been at the core of handling most of the fatal road accidents that have been taking place between Kapiri Mposhi and Lusaka.
Notes to Editors:
Berkeley Mineral Resources Plc (“BMR”), a company listed on the London Stock Exchange Alternative Investment Market (AIM), has been acquiring surface rights and licenses over the Kabwe Mine site and Zinc and lead tailings since 2008. Since 2011 these assets have been vested in Enviro Processing Limited (“EPL”), its 100% -owned Zambian subsidiary, which is responsible for carrying out all field operations on the site. EPL is currently waiting for environmental approval from Zambian Environmental Management Agency to start its tailings processing activities.
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