Zimasco scoops the Livelihoods Award of the Year – GDMA Awards 2020

The Minister of Local Government and Public Works Honourable July Moyo has applauded the winners in the inaugural Great Dyke Mining and Agricultural Awards.

In his keynote speech as the guest of honour Minister Moyo urged the award winners to continue pursuing their dreams.

“For the companies and individuals honoured today, I would like to say Congratulations, Makorokoto, Amhlope. Continue to excel and you will realise your dreams. The Great Dyke is indeed a place of dreams, “said Minister Moyo.

The minister also noted that mining and agriculture have been catalysts for economic growth in the Great Dyke.

“It is pleasing to note that under the devolution mantra, which has been pronounced by His Excellency the President, miners and agricultural entities are contributing to the district and provincial gross domestic product, thus boosting development in local authorities.

“They have become a catalyst for the growth of local authority revenues.  Agriculture has provided a low entry cost investment that provides sustenance to the majority of the people who live in rural districts.

“67 percent of our people in rural areas live off the land, and that is why it is so vital to continue investing in agriculture if we are to enhance livelihoods and achieve vision 2030 of transforming to a middle-income economy,” he said.

Zimasco scooped the Livelihoods Award of the Year for implementing the best livelihoods support programme in the Great Dyke at a time when communities have been affected by covid-19.

Thumps up to team Zimasco for a job well done!!

[Source: Great Dyke News 24]


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