Buy Zimbabwe in association with Mejrkh Communications has announced the postponement of the Great Dyke Awards and Book Launch that recognizes outstanding contributions across all value chains in the Great Dyke region to a date to be advised after the harmonised elections.
In a press statement, Buy Zimbabwe Chairman Munyaradzi Hwengwere said the postponement was after extensive consultations , adding that while the development may be disappointing, it presents an opportunity for further research and profiling businesses operating in the mineral rich region in the Great Dyke Book which will be launched at the awards.
“Buy Zimbabwe writes to advise that following extensive discussions with our coordinating Ministry of Mines and Mining Development, it has been agreed to postpone the scheduled launch of the Great Dyke Awards and Book Launch on the 14th of July 2023 in Gweru to a post-election period.
“Buy Zimbabwe and the Ministry of Mines and Mining Development have also committed to ensuring that the intervening period is used to conduct more research on the investment opportunities within the Great Dyke and provide an in-depth profile of businesses and institutions in the Great Dyke book.
“Our research teams will be shortly going into the field and communicating with business partners who wish to be profiled in the Great Dyke. We are confident that as soon as the election period is over we will be in a position to launch our book and recognize champions of the Great Dyke,” he said.
The Chairman commended President Emmerson Mnangagwa for his unwavering support to Buy Zimbabwe and his efforts to create a conducive and enabling environment for the growth of the mining, agriculture, and manufacturing industries across the Great Dyke region.
“We are gratified by Government and President E.D Mnangagwa’s confidence in our work. We take note of the commitment to support our initiative of promoting growth and investments within the 550-kilometer-long Great Dyke region,” said Hwengwere.
The Great Dyke is home to some of the country’s largest mines such as Zimplats , Zimasco, Unki and Mimosa. The region is the most urbanised with the largest concentration of cities and towns in the country.