Anglo American in partnership with the International Law Book Foundation has donated 252 boxes of legal books to the Midlands State University, Great Zimbabwe University and the Legal Resources Foundation.
Midlands State University was allocated 88 boxes of the books, which will be used by the Faculty of Law. Unki Mine (Private) Limited Board Chairman, Mr James Maposa handed over the books to the MSU Pro Vice-Chancellor Research and Academic Affairs, Professor Doreen Moyo at a ceremony held at Unki Mine Headquarters in Harare on Friday,26 April 2019.
In his remarks, Mr Maposa said the donation was aimed at assisting recipients in the attainment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal number 16, which advocates for peace, justice and strong institutions to promote the rule of law at national and international levels to ensure equal access to justice for all.
‘We believe that by promoting access to quality education, we as Anglo American will be playing our part in supporting you in your very invaluable contribution to the dissemination of legal knowledge in Zimbabwe,’ he said.
Professor Moyo expressed gratitude to Anglo American for the kind gesture, which will enhance access to information for both students and lecturers.
‘This kind gesture will strengthen the Midlands State University Law Library collection and support the University`s education programme that seeks to promote the rule of law and access to justice,’ she said.
The project to donate books dates back to the beginning of 2018 when Anglo-American launched an initiative, ‘Ambassadors for Good’ programme to provide opportunities for employees to identify projects that could be developed and supported. The University Librarian Ms Nyarai Chibanda and the Executive Dean of the Faculty of Law, Dr Gift Manyatera attended the event.