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Tanzania: Barrick Gold launches $1.7 million Covid-19 support program

"Barrick launched covid-19 support program in Tanzania", 9 April 2020.

Barrick Gold...the world’s second-largest gold miner, announced that Twiga Minerals Corporation, its joint venture with the Tanzanian government, launched a support program to assist the east African country in combating and containing the covid-19 pandemic. According to Willem Jacobs, Barrick’s chief operating officer for Africa and the Middle East, in addition to measures already introduced to protect workers and their families living in and around its mines, the company is contributing $1.7 million in the form of critical equipment and expertise to help prevent the spread of the virus...

Jacobs said that, at the national level, the company will be concentrating its efforts and contributions on the Mloganzila and Mabibo sectors in Dar es Salaam, where isolation units and quarantine centres are already in place. Regional support will be focused on the northern part of the country, particularly the cities of Musoma, Shinyanga and Geita where isolation centres will be created and equipped. The executive also said that Barrick will keep its mines operational to support the country’s economy...

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