- November 18, 2019
- Posted in LOCAL
ZVISHAVANE-based platinum miner, Mimosa Mining is exploring more areas to invest in, as part of its corporate social responsibility programmes, an official has said.
Speaking during a media tour at the mine recently, Mimosa head of corporate affairs Ms Elizabeth Nerwande, said the company has so far made a substantial investment in the education sector.
“We are exploring areas to invest in as part of our corporate social responsibility. For now, we have made notable investments in the education sector, we have built hostels for students in vocational training centres, we have paid fees for hundreds of students and we continue to do more,” she said.
Mimosa Mining Company is one of the giant mining companies in Midlands that has made significant investments in corporate social investments such as Community Share Ownership Trusts.
Meanwhile, the mining company recently donated two vehicles to Zvishavane Police Station, as part of its corporate social investment. Speaking during a ceremony to honour distinguished police officers in Zvishavane last week, Mimosa general manager Mr Alex Mushonhiwa said the gesture was to ensure that police can carry out their work efficiently.
“We are committed to serve communities which are free from harm where citizens can enjoy life, hence our partnership with the law enforcement agents. Today as we support the work done by the police force, we are donating two vehicles with accessories and five bicycles. We hope this gesture will help motivate police officers and enhance efficiency in the delivery of the ZRP mandate,” said Mr Mushonhiwa.
Speaking during the same event, Chief Masunda of Zvishavane said lack of resources is seriously affecting the fight against crime.
“We had been having serious challenges in the fight against crime. All along, there was only one vehicle in Zvishavane and it was affecting efficiency. We are grateful to Mimosa for this wonderful gesture,” he said.
Apart from the two cars and bicycles, the platinum miner also sponsored prizes to outstanding police officers, which saw the Cop of the Year walking away with $7 000 and a refrigerator.
The Sunday News