By ZBC Reporter
THE multi-million ZIMCN Radnor Mine which was officially opened this Friday, has been described as the beginning of more things to come for the people of Mudzi and the national economy.
This comes amid indications that 150 jobs have been created by the joint venture between Zimbabwean and Chinese investors.
For years, the mining of gold has been dominated by artisanal miners and the coming in of the technologically-advanced ZIMCN Radnor Mine has been welcomed by locals as it comes with vast employment opportunities and economic development.
“We are happy our children are now going to be employed. This company will help in drilling boreholes and roads as our area has been underdeveloped,” said members of the community.
Mining operations will also come with spin off effects for the local authority and Mashonaland East Province at large.
The US$35 million investment is also set to contribute significantly towards the US$12 billion mining economy by 2023.
“Our federation is happy with this development as it has always been our wish to contribute to the economic growth of our country,” said Henrietta Rushwaya, president of the Zimbabwe Mining Federation.
Zimbabwe has set a target of a US$12 billion mining economy by 2023, with gold expected to contribute US$4 billion.