Kinsevere is carving out a reputation for its sustainable community development work.
On 11 November, the mine hosted a COVID-safe visit from the Belgian Development Agency (ENABEL), the Federation of Businesses of Congo (FEC), the Ministry of Education and non-goverrnment organisations overseeing children’s rights and education.
The Kifumanshi administrative authority was visited as well as the Kinsevere sewing workshop, Kinsevere and Kifita primary schools, the community health centre, a local market, depot and farmers. The aim of the visit is to learn more about youth employment and training, education, agriculture, health and gender-based matters.The 25-strong member delegation was keen to see how MMG Kinsevere, as a mining company, is fulfilling its corporate social responsibilities including:
- Financial support for teachers and the impact of free education in rural schools
- How the health centre operates after the project was handed over from the mine
- The level of support farmers receive from the public service and the Kinsevere mine
- Sewing workshop development assistance and financial benefits that flow to tailors
Madame Therese Mwape, a FEC representative and the delegation head, said that the FEC chose Kinsevere for its outstanding contribution to the development of the corporate social responsibility (CSR) toolkit.