The Great Dyke Mining and Agriculture Report has revealed that there are many investment opportunities within the Midlands province in mining as many parts of the mineral-rich province remain unexplored.
According to the report done by Dr. Gift Mugano of the Africa Economic Development Strategies (AEDS) in partnership with YAFM, the value addition of the minerals like gold, chrome, and lithium also offer investment opportunities in the Midlands province.
“Investment opportunities also exist in value-adding coal to coke in Gokwe as well as cotton to cloth weaving in the rich cotton centers of Gokwe. Given the limited accommodation in the Midlands province, investment opportunities exist in the construction of hotels, lodges and camping facilities in natural game parks.
“The biggest rail Dabuka Marshalling Yard offers immense investment opportunities in the rail industry as well as the construction of roads to such scenic places like Gandavaroyi in Gokwe.
The absence of a big airport presents an opportunity for investing in air transport
infrastructure,” reads the report.
While noting that the mining sector presents a massive investment opportunity in the Midlands, the report says there is also potential in agricultural production in Shurugwi.
“There are A1 and a few A2 farmers, as well as some irrigation schemes. The farmers normally
grow maize and small grains, which they sell to the GMB, National Foods, and to local
“The main rivers, which drain the area, are Tugwi, and Muteveki, and their sub-systems, which include among others Chuni, Nyamakupfu, Gurudze, and Zhovoringo. The district lies in Agro-ecological region III, which receives an average annual rainfall of between 650- 800mm.
“Crop and livestock farming are the dominant economic activities. Farming activities on wetlands are both for social and economic gains. Cattle and goats form the backbone of the Shurugwi community’s wealth,” reads the report.
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