Kibo Energy PLC (“Kibo” or the “Company”), the multi-asset, Africa focused, energy company, is pleased to announce that it has completed the second phase of the school building and upgrade programme at the villages of Mheza and Namkukwe. The project is part of an ongoing programme between Kibo and the towns of Mheza and Namkukwe, located directly North East of the Mbeya Coal to Power Project (“MCPP”) in the Songwe Region in South Western Tanzania, to extend and refurbish the local schools in the respective towns. The first phase of the project, consisting of building two new classrooms, was completed and officially opened on 3 March 2017 as reported by RNS on 6 March 2017.
In the second phase of the project, Kibo committed to completely rebuilding a school facility in Mheza, after a rainstorm destroyed a school building containing two classrooms and teachers’ offices. Concurrently, a new classroom was added to the neighboring Namkukwe school. The construction work was jointly undertaken by Kibo and the villagers of Mheza and Namkukwe.
Completion of the two phases has so far added a total of five new classrooms and one teacher’s facility to the two schools.
Louis Coetzee, CEO of Kibo Energy, said: “Mheza and Namkukwe are very close to our hearts – Kibo’s home has been in Tanzania for many years now and we are pleased that we can work with the local communities furthering ongoing development and improvement in the local region.
“It is our hope that the MCPP will provide many direct and indirect job opportunities in the region during its construction and later during production. We’ll be operating in the region for years to come and are very much committed to the development of high quality education infrastructure in order to strengthen both regional and national development.”