Preparations for the inaugural Great Dyke Mining and Agricultural Awards are on course with the nomination process progressing well.
YAFM, the Pulse of the Great Dyke, in association with online television portal Great Dyke TV, are launching the inaugural Great Dyke Mining and Agriculture Awards on the 12th of February 2021.
The organizers said the virtual awards promote excellence and aim to unlock the growth potential in mining and agricultural companies operating in the mineral rich geological complex called the Great Dyke, which trends from north to south for over 500 kilometres.
Moses Charedzera, Mejrkh Communications and Media Advisory Communication and Public Relations Executive revealed that the nomination window for the awards will remain open until the end of this month urging organizations and individuals who are in the agricultural and mining value chain to participate in the process.
“The nomination process is progressing well ahead of the hosting of the awards on the 12th of February 2021.
“So far a number of nominations have been received and while nominating entries to the awards is open to all, we encourage individuals and business players to make self nominations if they deem that they qualify in the categories on offer, he said.
Charedzera added that the awards are a big opportunity for recognising and rewarding excellence and promoting growth in business entities and entrepreneurs operating in the Great Dyke at a time the country is fighting the pandemic as most companies are involved in mitigating the effects of covid-19.
“The mineral rich region hosts big mining houses like Mimosa, Unki and Zimplats and other smaller business entities, and these companies are also at the forefront of fighting covid-19.
“So, we have a strong mining foundation for development and the achievement of the government’s US $12 billion mining revenue by 2023 which also supports diverse economic activities including agriculture. It’s a significant regional economic powerhouse aligned along the Great Dyke,” he said.
These awards are fairly unique in that they have been organised at a time when business leadership is needed more in light of the battle with the coronavirus pandemic.
Awards in ten categories are up for grabs in the inaugural Great Dyke Mining and Agricultural Awards. The minister of Local Government and Public Works Honourable July Moyo is the guest of honour.