GWERU — Anglo Platinum Unki Mine has renovated four clinics belonging to Gweru City Council at a cost of $105 000 as part of its corporate social responsibility.
Report by Stephen Chadenga, Own Correspondent
Speaking at the handing over of the clinics to council’s director of health services Christopher Ruwodo yesterday, Unki Mine general manager Walter Nemasase said his company was committed to improving the welfare of Gweru residents.
Renovations which included repainting, tiling and reroofing of the buildings were carried out at Mkoba 1 Clinic, Mkoba 13 Polyclinic, Mtapa Clinic and Ascot Isolation Hospital.
“We should work in partnership so that we make the City of Gweru develop. As long as we conduct ourselves in a professional manner, we will make Gweru a great city,” said Nemasase.
A group of doctors based in Geneva donated fridges, stoves and washing machines valued at $58 000 to the clinics. In his acceptance speech, Ruwodo said the equipment had changed the face of the clinics.
“We now have equipment like washing machines, stoves and fridges in our clinics and this has greatly improved service delivery. At Mkoba 1 Clinic, doctors donated equipment worth $33 704, with Mtapa Clinic receiving equipment worth $25 205. We thank the group of doctors for thinking of us back home,” said Ruwodo.
In a speech read on his behalf, Gweru mayor Tedius Chimombe said his council appreciated the gesture from Unki and the doctors, saying the refurbishments had not only changed the outlook of council clinics, but boosted staff morale.