By Owen Mandovha
THE country’s target of a 12 billion United States dollar mining economy by 2023 has received a major boost amid revelations that plant construction works at Eureka Gold Mine in Guruve are almost complete.
It was one of President Emmerson Mngangagwa’s priority projects in the Second Republic when he commissioned the resuscitation of Eureka Gold Mine in 2018 which had been closed for close to two decades.
In four months’ time, the first ounce of gold is expected to be extracted after more than 17 million US dollars was poured into the project.
The People of Guruve never dreamt of the reopening of the mine but thanks to the new dispensation, the 12 billion dollar mining economy by 2023 is firmly on course.
The new lease of life given to the mine has seen workers who lost their jobs when the mine closed and fresh graduates revelling in their new roles at the mine.
Eureka Gold Mine is expected to produce between 40 and 60 kilogrammes of gold monthly and in preparation for its imminent reopening, the company has tapped into the skills of a competent technical management team comprising Zimbabweans who were domiciled in countries such as Côte d’Ivoire, Zambia, Lesotho and Botswana.