GWERU - Platinum miner, Mimosa has donated a 5 000-litre fire tender to City of Gweru as party of efforts to strengthen the municipality's capacity to fight fire-related disasters.
Speaking at the official commissioning of the tender, the Minister of State for Midlands Provincial Affairs, Owen Ncube praised Mimosa for its commitment to corporate social responsibility.
"I am glad to officially hand over to City of Gweru this fire tender coming from our all-weather friend Mimosa. I would like to thank them for this wonderful and timely donation as it will boost the available fleet.
"The vision of making the city a sustainable prosperous city of choice by 2030 is in progress. This fire tender is expected to strengthen the city in all its civil protection activities; mitigation against loss of life, destruction of property and even assistance to other local authorities when the need arises," said Ncube.
He also hailed council for reacting swiftly to cases of disaster saying such competency was key in maintaining a functional city.
"I happy to note the recent fire emergency call in Mkoba 11 where you responded and saved lives and property. Your reaction to disaster is good and I encourage you to do more as Gweru can only attract investors when people are in a safe environment.
"I urge you to prioritise this critical area by allocating it more resources in the coming years," Ncube said.
City of Gweru mayor, Charles Chikozho said the donation will help improve the city's service delivery capabilities in terms of saving property and human life during fire emergencies.
"I assure you minister and Gweru residents that we will maintain this life and property-saving vehicle in good condition and we will do even more as we strive to deliver better services to the city and the wider community.
"We are grateful to Mimosa and I would like to thank them for the wonderful and timely donation because our work will be made better," said Chikozho.local