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    Thursday, 3 January 2019

    UNKI Mine rehabilitates abandoned shafts

    Chief Ndanga planting a tree at one of the abandoned shafts.

    TINASHE TIRIVAVI

    SHURUGWI – Giant platinum mining company UNKI, has started rehabilitation of mine shafts left open by illegal miners in Shurugwi.
    The company is doing this as part of its social corporate responsibility.
    Shurugwi Environmental management authority officer Severino Kangara said that UNKI used its resources in the rehabilitation programme during the community forum tree planting day.
    “Artisanal miners have destroyed all the vegetation and have left shafts as deep as 6 meters, we want to thank UNKI mines for their commitment to the environment. They have used their resources to bring back the environment to its original state,” said Kangara.
    Kangara added that the tree of the year for 2018 is the Musumha tree which is an indigenous tree and is drought resistant,
    All heads of departments in Shurugwi attended the event and planted trees. Also present were the local chiefs, Chief Nhema, Chief Banga and Chief Ndanga.

     

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