FRECA Mining and Manufacturing Company limited has donated a 4x4 pickup truck to the School of Mines at the University of Zambia. Speaking at the handover ceremony held at the School of Mines, Managing Director Mr. Fred Kasongu said he felt obliged to plough back to the University of Zambia for the knowledge he acquired from the Institution. He added that his company was ready to continue to ease the operational challenges at UNZA and enter into partnerships.
And UNZA Vice-Chancellor Professor Stephen Simukanga has expressed gratitude for the donation. Speaking when he received the vehicle on behalf of the School of Mines, Professor Simukanga said the School of Mines was very strategic to the development of the mining sector in the country. He said as a public university, it was necessary that the mining sector and other stakeholders to the sector assist in building sustainable capacity for the operations of the School of Mines.
“As Management of the University of Zambia, we are greatly indebted to FRECA Mining and Manufacturing, for demonstrating to the corporate sector, that there is no limit to the extent of support that the University of Zambia can receive” he said.
In a related development, First Quantum Mining has signed a memorandum of understanding with UNZA through the School of Mines. The Mining Company has also donated a library to the School. The event was witnessed by Deputy Minister of Mines, Energy and Water Development Hon. Richard Musukwa who commended First Quantum Mining for the financial support the company has continue to render to UNZA’s School of Mines.