BNC hands over Epoch Mine to Gwanda University

By Happiness Zengeni, HARARE, Aug 14 (The Source) – Zimbabwe Stock Exchange listed miner, Bindura Nickel Corporation (BNC) formally handed over Epoch Mine to be used for the newly established Gwanda State University at an event officiated by the governor for Matabeleland South, Angeline Masuku in Filabusi last Thursday.

Epoch mine closed in 1998 after the nickel resource was depleted and had been gifted to the government by BNC and its largest shareholder Mwana Africa five years ago.

Included in the asset donation were 636 houses, office and administration blocks, a primary school, a water treatment plant, sewage infrastructure and power supply infrastructure.

BNC managing director David Murangari said the firm’s corporate social responsibility approach was centred on the inevitable reality that a mine will come to a close from the first day mining starts and all infrastructure around the mines is built, designed and maintained in preparation for this eventuality. BNC has previously handed over the Madziwa mine to Bindura University of Science and Technology.

Masuku acknowledged the asset, saying the infrastructure would expedite the setting up of Gwanda University.