Loncor Receives Award of Excellence From Regional Government, Orientale Province, D.R. Congo
TORONTO, May 5 /PRNewswire/ – Loncor Resources Inc. (the “Company” or “Loncor”) (TSX-V: LN)
(NYSE-AMEX: LON) is pleased to announce that it has won the Award of
Excellence from the Government of Orientale Province in northeastern
Democratic Republic of the Congo (the “DRC”). Loncor was voted “Best
Company in the Province” among candidates from all industry sectors
based on reports from several provincial Government Departments
including health, environment, education, employment, infrastructure,
technology transfer, and security. The selection was made by Provincial
Members of Parliament, the Governor’s Office and the Chamber of
Commerce. Loncor is the first and only mining company to win this
annual award, which was established in 2007 to encourage the growth of
socially responsible business in the Province.
At the award ceremony that was held in Kisangani on April 30, 2011,
eight chiefdoms were also represented from the Ngayu project area and
they commended Loncor as a model which other mining companies in the
Province should follow and pledged continued support from their
communities. The Provincial Minister of Mines and the Vice Governor
also commended Loncor on its activities in the Province. In response,
Loncor’s General ManagerÂ Fabrice Matheys thanked the Provincial
authorities for the Award of Excellence and pledged continuing
cooperation with the Provincial authorities
Commenting on Loncor’s award, Peter Cowley, President and CEO of the
Company, said: “We are honoured to be given this Excellence Award for
our exploration activities in our Ngayu project area. From the onset we
have had excellent relations with the Provincial authorities and local
communities where we operate and it is pleasing to know that this is
appreciated by all concerned”.
The Loncor Foundation, a registered charity in the DRC funded by the
Company, was established in 2009 to manage programs in Orientale and
North Kivu provinces with the goal of improving the quality of life and
opportunities for communities near the Company’s exploration projects.
The Loncor Foundation focuses primarily on health and education
projects and undertakes projects recommended by local community
leaders. Projects completed to date include a new primary school, the
rehabilitation of a community hospital and support for a community
electrification project. The Foundation is currently constructing a new
medical clinic, among other ongoing initiatives.
Loncor is a gold exploration company with two projects in the DRC: the
Ngayu and North Kivu projects. Additional information with respect to
the Company’s projects can be found on the Company’s web site at www.loncor.com.
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SOURCE Loncor Resources Inc.