—–Government has commended Kansanshi mine Plc in Solwezi district for supplementing its efforts in ensuring quality health service delivery to the people in its area of operation.
Solwezi District Commissioner, Chrispin Likando, said the area has seen unprecedented population growth as a result of massive mining activities taking place and putting pressure on many social infrastructures such as health institutions among others.
He said this in Solwezi today when Kansanshi Mine Plc donated an assortment of medical equipment to the district medical health office for Mbonge, St Dorothy and Israel Rural Health Centres valued at KR80,000.
Mr Likando said government needs partners such as the mining companies to help address many social challenges people in the district are faced with as it cannot respond to them alone within a shortest period of time.
And Kansanshi Mine Plc Public Relations Manager, Godfrey Msiska, said the mining company will continue to support interests of good health for the local communities surrounding the mine in its quest to maximize benefits and opportunities for the communities in which they operate.
Mr Msiska said health is the mining company’s top priorities and disclosed that the mine has also plans to put up incinerators in the three rural health centres for proper management of clinical waste in order to prevent members of the communities from getting unnecessary
Receiving the donation, District Medial Officer, Harrison Ng’uni, and a representative of headman Mbonge, Alla Kawabata, both thanked the mining company for the gesture.
Dr Ng’uni said the donation will go a long away in saving the lives of the underserved communities of Mbongo, St Dorothy and Israel thereby improving health service delivery to the rural people.
Among items donated were medical equipment, 30 mattresses, 30 sets of bed linen and solar power supply solutions.