Paladin has continued to fulfil its Social Development responsibilities in Malawi under the terms of the Kayelekera Development Agreement and Environmental Impact Assessment Social Impact Control Programme. In announcing its decision to place the Kayelekera Mine (KM) on care and maintenance earlier this year, Paladin undertook to maintain its community relations presence in Karonga and to sustain its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes, albeit at a reduced level of expenditure consistent with Kayelekera’s non-producing status.
While the most significant project undertaken during the period was upgrading the Garnet Halliday Karonga Water Supply Project, Paladin also continued its ongoing community programmes focused primarily on health and education. Through its corporate CSR programmes and projects undertaken and funded by the Paladin staff charity, Friends and Employees for African Children, the Company social development footprint extends throughout the Karonga District, so ensuring that villages other than those in the immediate vicinity of KM benefit from its programmes.
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