Cllr Aleck Nhundu
Following a conflict between Chivi Rural District (RDC) Ward 20 villagers and Murowa Diamonds, Cllr Alec Nhundu said he does not see any problems that Murowa Diamonds is posing on the villagers.
Villagers had held a meeting where they made it clear that if their legal representation they are receiving from Matutu and Mureri Legal Practitioners does not take Murowa Diamonds to the negotiation table they will demonstrate.
Nhundu however said he has a mutual relationship with Murowa Diamonds and its operations are working towards the government’s 2030 vision of growing exports in the mining sector from $3.2 billion attained last year to US$12 billion by 2030.
“I am working with Murowa Diamonds despite the conflicts they are having with the villagers. I am happy with the developments that the mine came with. I am willing to educate the villagers that Murowa’s presence in our area is not a burden but a privilege since we are all working towards vision 2030.
He added Murowa Diamonds has developed the Sese Communal Lands as they have erected a number of boreholes taking away the water crisis that the villagers had lived with for years.
The boreholes are not only benefiting the Sese villagers only but people in the surrounding villages.
The boreholes that were drilled by Murowa Diamonds also benefits Danhamombe High School and St Simon Zhara Primary School as tap water is not adequately supplied.
Murowa Diamonds also consult the village authorities including the councillor before recruiting new employees so that they notify the village youths who might be interested in time to prepare for the job interviews.
After recruitments the youths are given three months contracts working in the diamond mines and are well paid hence reducing the crime rate in the community as they will be occupied.