BIKITA – One of Zimbabwe’s leading and long serving mines, Bikita Minerals is set to resume long service awards this year, a tradition which was long eroded by the economic meltdown, Tell Zimbabwe can reveal.
In an interview with Tell Zimbabwe, company director Grant Hadson said it has always been the mine’s wish to resume such activities that reflects employer’s appreciation of workers commitment to their organization.
He revealed that the event is set for the 14th of August.
“It has always been the mine’s wish to resume such events after we had dropped it due to the 2008 economic meltdown,” said Hudson.
Bikita Minerals Human Resources Manager, Munyaradzi Mapeture also revealed that the company has given up to US$40 000 for prices to be awarded depending on the years of service starting from ten through up to 40 years of service.
“The mine has given up to US$40 000 for cash and boxed prices. The prices will be awarded to workers who joined the mine from 2005 backwards.
The price lists stand as US$100 cash price and wrist watches worth US$110 for twelve workers who have ten years with the company, US$165 cash price and android cellphones worth US$150 for twenty – eight workers with fifteen years with the mine, US$220 and ploughs worth US$250 for five employees who joined the mine twenty years ago, US$275 cash price and scotch carts worth US$500 for nine workers who have been with the mine for the last twenty five years.
Set to receive US$330 cash price and HP laptops valued at US$800 are nine workers who joined Bikita Minerals in 1985, US$385 cash gift and 42 inch LG flat screen television sets for only three workers who joined the mine 35 years ago and finally US$ 440 and a motor cycle valued at US$1 500 for the longest serving employee who has since clocked 40 years with the mine,” revealed Mapeture.
Meanwhile, Hudson said Bikita Minerals is set to exceed the US$781 667 they allocated to co-operate social responsibility in 2014 to Bikita district this year. He noted that he wants to maintain his tradition meant o benefit and upgrade the livelihoods of the Bikita community.
“Last year we gave up to US$781 667 to the Bikita community through projects and donations we facilitated at different occasions. Among the donations and projects are quarry stones we give for free to charitable organizations, school blocks we have renovated and sporting activities we sponsor,” said Hudson.local