By ZBC Reporter
BINDURA’S Ran Mine is expected to resume operations in June this year following an initial capital injection of 2.5 million United States dollars by the shareholders.
At least 200 jobs will be created at Ran Mine in Bindura following the construction of a new mine which will be operational by June.
Ran Mine Corporate Affairs Manager Jack Murehwa told the ZBC News on the sidelines of a government stakeholders briefing that significant ground has been covered to resuscitate the mine which closed due to a gold price slump.
We carried out exploration to understand our gold resource. We went through trial mining. Did the EIA and came up with the mine design which we are now constructing. In the first phase we expect to be generating 5 kg of gold per year and by end of the year 15 kg, he said.
The Minister of State for Provincial Affairs and Devolution in Mashonaland Central Senator Monica Mavhunga pledged government support to get the mine back on track.
I am excited that this project is now taking off. I call upon all members of our community to support it. We are going to get revenue. We are going to grow our industry. For the GDP to be up there is a need to grow the industry. As a province we will do our level best to attend to the problems they are encountering are solved, she noted.
Meanwhile, Illegal miners who are conducting blasts at the Mine remain the biggest challenge with 12 miners have died last year after a disused shaft collapsed.