Women in Mashonaland Central recently got an early Christmas present after enterprising Mining firm, TogaBless Mining Investments donated 40 mining claims to 240 women to share amongst themselves.
In what was to be a programme to benefit farmers who are part of the government initiated Pfumvudza programme turned out to be a double windfall for women in Mash Central Province after TogaBless Investment chipped in with a donation of 40 mines.
Speaking during Provincial Pfumvudza Input Scheme launch at Mutumba Primary School inMdaziva recently, TogaBless Investment Managing Director Mr Blessing Togarepi said his organization will continue to assist marginalized members of the community.
Senate President Cde Marbel Chinomona was the Guest of honour.
“We have pledged 40 mining claims for women in Mashonaland Central to benefit. These will be shared by women in syndicate of 6 per group. They will have to go to the Provincial office of the Ministry of Woman Affairs to register and they get their mines.
“My company aims to empower all Women get mines and uplift their lives through mining. So I urge more women to be organized so that we assist them in getting mining claims, he said.
Mr Togarepi said his company has ready investors ready to assist these women venture into mining through providing required technical expertise and machinery.
“Our company has agreements with German investors who will assist these women enter into the mining field. I have been to German and negotiated with these investors who have all the best machinery for gold prospecting and skills they used when they mined here (before independence),” he said.
It will be a valuable benefit for these women miners as TogaBless has [promised to send them to a mining school for free to acquire basic mining skills.
This is the second time for women in Mash Central to benefit mines from TogaBless after they assisted another group that had sent an SOS to the ministry of Women affairs
This comes after TogaBless Investments recently donated mining claims to 36 women in Mashonaland East recently.
TogaBless is a company that specializes in mine pegging, geophysics, contract mining, beacon installation among other services, has already assisted women in Mashonaland Central province who had send an SOS requesting assistance in their bid to venture into mining. www.zimining.co.zw