Commerce, Trade and Industries Deputy Minister, Raphael Siamunene, has expressed gratification with Maamba Collieries Limited (MCL)’s gesture to offer free screening of various medical complications to the people of Sinazongwe district.
Mr Siamunene, who is also Sinazongwe Member of Parliament, said MCL has demonstrated exceedingly high levels of care to the people of Sinazongwe.
He was speaking in Maamba during the launch of the KR 20 000 first free mobile medical camp at Sinankumbi Primary School which is sponsored by MCL.
Mr Siamunene said then gesture is a direct compliment reinforcing government’s efforts to fight disease burden.
“I want to assure you that you have all the support from government. The coal that you have belongs to these people and as such, you need to share with these people,” Mr Siamunene said.
He thanked MCL for the initiative, saying health care is a major challenge facing government and said over 100 people had been screened and received treatment for various diseases.
And MCL Chief Operating Officer, Venkata-Narayana Gurram, pledged continued delivery services under the company’s corporate social responsibility aimed at mitigating various problems facing the people in the district.
Mr Gurram said the company wants to partner with government in uplifting people out of poverty.
He said MCL has mobilized four nursing staff and doctors to screen people for various ailments such a Blood Pressure, eye problems, tuberculosis and HIV/ AIDS among other diseases as part of corporate social responsibility.
Addressing the gathering, Sinazongwe District Commissioner, Dodo Sindaza, hailed Maamba Collieries Limited for extending a high level of social corporate responsibility to the people of Sinazongwe.
This is contained in a statement made available to ZANIS in Lusaka today, by Maamba Collieries Limited Public Relations Manager, Patson Phiri.