SHURUGWI: In a development that is set to inspire other stakeholders in the Midlands Province, Afrochine mine has embarked on a 20km road rehabilitation project in Dhlemiti area under Chief Nhema in Shurugwi District.
As a result of the poor state of the road in Dhlemiti area, travel and trade had been severely affected with people walking or using scotch-carts to cover as much as 20 km to the nearest point where they could get social amenities.
However, this will now be a thing of the past thanks to the timely intervention by Afrochine through its plough back to the community programme.
Production Manager at the steel mining company, Min Jiang highlighted that their decision to undertake the project was inspired by the need to improve rural communities.
“As a company we have a mandate to plough back into our communities hence we identified this project as an area which needs our uttermost attention,” Jiang said.
Shurugwi North legislator, Ronald Nyathi commended Afrochine for such a noble initiative, noting that the project will go a long way in benefiting the community.
“We want to thank the company because this program brings relief to affected locals. Firms operating in and around the area should also take a leaf from what is happening as communities they manipulate resources from are in need of average aid to make their lives easier,” Nyathi said.
So far, 10 km of the project is already complete.