Kansanshi mine Plc has disclosed that it spent US$2.51million slightly over K55 million at the current exchange rate on cooperate social responsibility (CSR) in the year 2020.
Kansanshi mine Public Relations Manager, Godfrey Msiska says the amount has been used on projects such as road works, school radio programs, school feeding programs, bursaries, desks for local schools and conservation farming programmes, among others.
“Kansanshi foundation spent 13% of the total amount of US$2.51million which translates to US$326,000 and programs under the foundation are conservation farming program, desks for local schools, school feeding program, school radio program, and others”, Mr Msiska said.
ZANIS reports that the Public Relations Manager revealed this in a statement in Solwezi.
He stated that the highest amount went to training and development, which includes tertiary education under the Kwambula program, secondary school bursaries and provision of school fees and uniforms for vulnerable children, among others.
Mr Msiska said the roads which were worked on include Trident school and Kabitaka roads at an amount of US$301,184.
“US$301,184 was spent on Trident school road and Kabitaka road which translates to 12% of the total amount”, he said.