Mberengwa – A new gold mine is set for opening near Dove River under Chief Bvute in Mberengwa, The Mirror has been told.
Cheng Fumei who is the manager of Quick Response Mine confirmed the development and said that gold plants are being built at the site and operations are expected to start soon.
The mine is a corporate owned entity with the major shareholders being Chinese nationals. Fumei said that they expect to employ local workers when the venture becomes fully operational.
On Monday last week mine management paid a courtesy call on the local leadership including Chief Mposi and Chief Bvute, councillors Trevors Mlambo of Ward 36 and Justin Mawombera of Ward 2, Mberengwa war veterans vice district chairman Nkosana Dube, representatives of the MBEMA and village heads where the mine is situated.
Chief Bvute born Andrew Bvute confirmed the meeting whose attendance was limited due to Covid and said that Anderson Tsikira who is Mberengwa Miners Association (MBEMA) chairperson together with owners of the mine took them through the places and told them what the mine wanted to do. Fumei also gave them assurances that the mining company would plough back into the community.
“They promised us that they are going to plough back into the community, whether they will do it or not will be another story,” said Chief Bvute.
“We are here to do business. We will create significant employment if we succeed in launching all the planned projects. We are here to mine gold and other plants will be erected as time goes,” said Fumei.
Tsikira also confirmed the development and said that the gold claim has been lying idle.
Tsikira emphasized the agreement for the investor to employ locals. https://masvingomirror.com