Kinross Tasiast recently made a donation of approximately US$230,000 to supply over 2,500 food and sanitation kits to communities surrounding the mine in support of local COVID-19 mitigation efforts.
The donations were made after a three-part consultation that involved identifying areas in need of support, visiting the areas for an assessment and finally delivering the donations. The kits will equip community members with staple supplies such as rice, sugar, oil, potatoes, powdered milk and various sanitary supplies such as soaps, disinfectants, masks and gloves.
A ceremonial donation event was held in the Akjoujt, Benichab, and Chami communities and was attended by the mayors of each region, community members and Kinross representatives including Brahim M’Bareck, Vice-President, External Relations, Tasiast, and Hapsatou Bal, Community Relations Manager, Tasiast.
“We hope these kits will help mitigate the negative impact of COVID-19 on the region by providing staple food supplies and necessary sanitary equipment to reduce the spread of infection,” said Brahim. “This donation represents our commitment to supporting the people of Mauritania, especially during these challenging times. We have received positive feedback from our key stakeholders and will keep working closely with local authorities to continue supporting our communities.”
The Inchiri community will receive 1,030 kits and the Nouadhibou community will receive 1,470 kits. Check out photos from the donation below: