PLATINUM producer, Mimosa Mining Company constructed and equipped Zvishavane Vocational Training Centre girls’ hostel and the Zvishavane District Hospital Private Ward that were officially opened by the President of Zimbabwe Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa in Zvishavane yesterday.
Mimosa Managing Director, Mr Fungai Makoni emphasizing his company’s commitment to playing its part in improving the lives of the people.
Zvishavane Vocational Training Centre is one of 42 such centres around the country. It helps produce artisans who are key skilled workers who are able to contribute to the attainment of Vision 2030, among courses trained at the VCT is Cosmetology, Tourism and Motor Mechanics
The mining firm also donated 22 computers to the VTC as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility, built an 18-bed ward at the District Ward and a pharmacy which is equipped.
The Midlands Minister of State for Provincial Affairs Senator Larry Mavhima applauded the work by the platinum miner emphasizing that it is improving the health sector in the country.
In his opening remarks, Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution, Cde Larry Mavima said the state-of-the-art private ward which was built at a cost of US$1million will make it possible to treat even the complicated cases that may arise in the district.
“Even if I fall sick today, there will be no need to airlift me to Harare as facilities here are more than adequate” Minister Mavhima.
The Minister of Mines and Mining Development Hon Winston Chitando applauded the development by Mimosa said that the level of Corporate Social Responsibility by the miner sets a standard for the mining community to contribute to community growth.
“The two projects demonstrate the potential of mining to contribute to development in the community. This is what we envisage for all investors in the mining sector. ” ~ Minister Chitando
The president paid a tribute to Mimosa Mine for its Corporate Social Responsibility and its response to the government’s call for smart partnership between government and private sector, the President also applauded the company for contributions at Gweru and Masvingo Hospitals.