New quarry mine in Murambinda to unlock job opportunities

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Staff Writer

A new quarry mining project in Murambinda is expected to generate employment opportunities for over 50 local employees during the first phase, gradually increasing to 300 employees in addition to numerous indirect jobs during the next development phase.

The new quarry mine less than 2km from Murambinda is being spearheaded by Prevail Group International Consortium and is meant to set the country on an irreversible path of economic growth and development.

In an interview PGI group chairman Dr Paul Tungwarara said the quarry mine will create jobs for the local people.

“The impact is phenomenal in terms of the local community and from a US$12 billion perspective and a 2030 Vision perspective. This project did not just happen; it resulted from the ‘Zimbabwe is open for Business’ mantra. It is a result of the 2030 vision set by His Excellency, the enabling policies which have resulted in this project taking place,” said Dr Tungwarara.

“This project among others will give further impetus to the overall modernisation, industrialisation, and growth of our economy. The Second Republic led by the able President Mnangagwa continues to invite more investors to take up opportunities that abound in the exploration, extraction, and beneficiation of our minerals. As Prevail we have heeded the call and we will continue working to develop our nation.”

Already, Dr Tungwarara said the company has employed more than 50 people and the majority are from Buhera.

“I expect that the local people will benefit immensely from international experts in this project who will train and transfer knowledge and skills to our local people. As we grow our mining sector in line with targets set in the National Development Strategy 1 (NDS1), local beneficiation in the mining sector is now urgent and paramount in our programmes.

“It is high time local communities and the economy as a whole benefit from their God-given resources.

“The mine will abide by the bio-physical environment, corporate and social responsibility frameworks to sustainably improve the life and social infrastructure of the surrounding communities,” said Dr Tungwarara.

Apart from the new quarry mine, Prevail Group has built a five-star lodge in Buhera to complement government efforts to expand the tourism and hospitality industry in line with the attainment of Vision 2030.

The lodge is called Elephant Executive Lodge located in a tranquil environment a few kilometres from Murambinda growth point.

This initiative is in line with government efforts to attain a US$5 billion tourism industry by 2025.