HCCL drills boreholes for Hwange rural communities.
By Staff Writer
HWANGE Colliery Company Limited has officially handed over Kabhata (Kasase village) and Mapuwa (Makwa village) boreholes drilled by the company as part of the organisation’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives.
Chief Wange and HCCL Managing Director Blake Mhatiwa accompanied by senior management graced the handover events at the two vicinities. Chief Wange expressed gratitude for the noble gesture, which he said will go a long way in alleviating water challenges in the local communities.
“I would like to heartily thank the Hwange Colliery Company management here led by Mr Mhatiwa for these valuable assets. I would also like to thank his Corporate Affairs and Public Relations department for being the conduit between the company and ourselves especially on issues to do with socio-economic development,” he said.
“The onus is now on all of us to look after this infrastructure so that it caters for our needs and also for our livestock for many years to come,” said Chief Wange.
In his remarks at the handover, Mhatiwa pledged that HCCL will not stop with the boreholes but will continue to look at other empowerment channels for the surrounding communities.
“My job is not only to ensure that the company produces coal for the industry but to ensure that I make the communities around happy. There will be more projects and initiatives in future to ensure that we act as a credible and responsible corporate citizen. Let us all endeavour to ensure these boreholes have long life spans for the benefit of everyone,” he said.
In 2021, Hwange Colliery Company drilled a borehole at Shashashunda in Makwa village. Officials from the District Development Coordinator’s Office, District Development Fund (DDF), headmen and other senior civil servants also attended the twin handover ceremonies recently.