Africa Awards 2021 Nominees – Walkabout Resources
By AAMEG | 27 August 2021
Image: Tanzanian government officials, including Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa and deputy minister of minerals Professor Shukrani Manya, visit Walkabout’s Lindi Jumbo site.
Best Innovation in Corporate Social Development
Creating a Tanzanian Legacy: The Lindi Jumbo Graphite Project
- Based Down Under but having reached the construction phase of its flagship, locally-managed Lindi Jumbo graphite project, Walkabout Resources is committed to creating and maintaining a mining project that assimilates into the cultural landscape and adheres to local requirements of Tanzania
- Under the philosophy ‘Tanzania First, Local First’ when it comes to employment and engagement and adhering to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), the company chooses to hire villagers from Matambarale, Namikulo and Namilerma ahead of elsewhere
- Structured to achieve innovative business localisation, it keeps at least 50% of generated wealth in Tanzania for the benefit of Tanzanians – all revenue is repatriated to Tanzanian banks, and all local accounts, contractors, employees, services and goods procured are paid for directly within the country
- Active engagement and collaboration with the local villages has resulted in many contributions including helping construction of the Ruangwa police reservist training, the Matambarale village church and community Islamic mosque and the new Ruangwa High School.