Kilwa, Tuesday, 5th September 2017.  As part of its long standing commitment to support the communities in their operational areas, PanAfrican Energy Tanzania (PAET) today handed over a newly constructed Maternity Waiting Home at Kilwa District Hospital, Kinyonga Kilwa Kivinje.

The project, which costed in excess of Tshs 220 million is a small part of PanAfrican Energy’s program of high impact social development projects which have been delivered on Songo Songo Island and throughout Kilwa District over the last 13 years. This particular project is intended to compliment existing government efforts to reduce child mortality and improve maternal health.

Speaking during the handover ceremony held at Kilwa District Hospital, PAET Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Andrew Kashangaki said, “development of this excellent Maternity-waiting home is key in enhancing the obstetrics care offered in rural areas that did not necessarily have the access to equipped facilities available in urban centres.” Kashangaki went on to say “this project is in line with supporting government’ initiatives in improving the overall health in the country. It has come at a time when systems and measures are being implemented to reduce and completely eradicate maternal death and related complications”.

The handover ceremony was graced by Kilwa District Commissioner, Christopher Ngubiagai, who called upon the private sector to increase their support to government initiatives in improving the health and living conditions of communities they operate in.  He went on to applaud PAET for their generous support towards the community, while appealing to individuals, business enterprises, and other stakeholders to come forward and join ongoing efforts to improve the health sector.

Speaking on behalf of women in Kilwa Kivinje, Miss Zubeda Ally said that “the Maternity Wing will go along way in helping to reduce maternal deaths because, initially, women were forced to walk a long distance in search of better equipped health amenities in the district.” She went on to say that ”the community is happy with this gesture from PAET. This confirms and demonstrates their dedication to the goal of not only supporting the economy of the state but also caring about the people surrounding their working environment.” This project is a continuation of PAET’s support in the health sector to the Kilwa District Council. The maternity wing will open its doors to the public from September 6, 2017.  The firm had previously completed the construction of Nangurukuru Medical staff houses, which were handed over in June 2015.

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