NEW: Chinese investor ploughs back into the community

24 Jan, 2023 - 16:01 0 Views
NEW: Chinese investor ploughs back into the community

The Sunday Mail

Mashonaland West Bureau

ELDORADO Gold Mine, whic is operating in Zvimba North constituency, has started investing in the construction of school blocks in the area as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives.

The mine has so far constructed a US$30 000 two-classroom block at Hunyani Primary School in the constituency.

Three more blocks are expected to be completed by 2025.

Speaking after the handover ceremony of the block to Government by the mine on Monday, acting provincial education director, Mr Jason Dzveta, applauded the mine for rising to the occasion.

“The province has a total of 435 satellite schools that are still to be registered, and the reasons for this is mainly poor infrastructure.

“We highly appreciate what has been done here, as a sign to help us in making sure that learning is taking place in the proper infrastructure,” he said.

Local Government and Public Works Deputy Minister Marian Chombo said:

“Our growing population that has been ballooning since the 2000 land reform programme means we have to put enough resources…

“The move by the Chinese investors in the community is welcomed and will go a long way in promoting learning activities.”

In her remarks, Mashonaland West Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution Mary Mliswa-Chikoka said the mine’s corporate social responsibility drive shows the growing bilateral relations between Zimbabwe and China.

“President Mnangagwa is calling for us to continue strengthening our relations with the Chinese investors in the country.

“Turning to this development, it shows that National Development Strategy 1 (NDS1) and Vision 2030 are achievable, as we target to leave no place or person behind,” said Minister Mliswa-Chikoka.

Eldorado Gold Mine, which employs close to 300 locals, is also expected to drill a borehole in the area.

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