Responding to the recent earthquake in Kagera Region, northern Tanzania, PanAfrican Energy Tanzania Ltd. has donated critical materials, including 1,900 roofing iron sheets and 5000 bags of cement, to those affected.

In a brief ceremony in his office in Bukoba, the donation was handed over to the Regional Commissioner, Major General (Retired) Salum Mustafa Kijuu by the company’s Country Chairman Mr. Patrick Rutabanzibwa, and their Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, Mr. Andrew Kashangaki.

During the handover PanAfrican Energy Tanzania Ltd. Stated that, “We wish to take this moment to send our deepest condolences to the people of Kagera for their losses.  We wish to assure you that we are together in this.  This is a national disaster, and PAET wants to be a part of rebuilding the schools and clinics, and therefore today we wish to handover 5000 bags of cement and 1900 iron sheets.

While receiving this donation, the Regional Commissioner expressed his gratitude to PanAfrican Energy Tanzania Ltd. for their generous donation. “This is a clear indication how united we are as a country. On behalf of the government and the people of Kagera we are touched by your kind donation and it shall go a long away in the rebuilding process,” he said.  He also added that “the damage from the earthquake was significant.   There had been loss of life, and destruction and damage of buildings, leaving many unsafe for habitation.”  He went on to state that more help was still needed, while again thanking the company for its support.

With 20 years of history of investing and operating in Tanzania, PanAfrican Energy Tanzania  Ltd. considers support to the communities and country in which we operate to be one of the Company’s top priorities. PanAfrican Energy Tanzania Ltd. is committed to demonstrating its responsibility to the community, and improving the welfare of the population by investing in health, education and infrastructure, all of which are a priority for the people of Tanzania.

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