China Non-Ferrous Company Africa Mining (NFCA), has donated an ambulance worth $92,000 to Chambishi clinic in Zambia’s Kalulushi district on the Copperbelt Province to supplement government efforts in the provision of health services.
This comes as another major donation after the company donated an X-ray machine worth 95,000 Kwacha to Kalulushi General Hospital in August this year.
Minister of Social Development, District Commissioner, Her Worship the Mayor of Kalulushi, District Health Supervisor, Deputy General Manager of China Nonferrous Mining Company, Assistant General Manager, among others attended the hand over ceremony.
Speaking at the handover ceremony, Minister of Social Development who is also Kalulushi Member of Parliament, Honourable Kampamba Mulenga Chewe said NFCA was always at hand to assist in various developmental projects in Chambishi and Kalulushi .
On Saturday, Hon. Kampamba Chewe handed over an ambulance that was purchased by NFCA to Chambishi District Health Office for logistics operations at Chambishi clinic. She thanked NFCA for adhering to the Corporate Social Responsibility by helping to improve the living standards of the community in which the mining firm operates from.
Chen Zhimin, Deputy General Manager of the company, pointed out in his speech that although NFCA is facing huge repayment pressure and production pressure, it always adheres to the initial intention of “common development and common progress” and will demonstrate the fulfillment of overseas corporate social responsibility as a communication friendship. And an important way to achieve common development, and continue to contribute to the local infrastructure construction for the benefit of local residents.
He added that, NFCA is also actively completing the housing repairs at the Chibuluma Clinic’s doctor’s residence and Chibote Clinic, subsidizing some students of the Copperbelt University to help them complete their studies, and donating tables and chairs to the new Chati Middle School in Kalulushi.
A Chambishi resident Jacob Mbewe commended the Chinese firm for always supporting the community in various needs.
“The Chinese firm has been supportive in various ways. The company has created jobs and is ploughing back into the communities through its Corporate Social Responsibility,” he said.
NFCA is one of the Chinese companies in Chambishi outside the Chambishi Multi Facility Economic Zone.
Story by (Pan Hongjun). ( Namibia Daily News).