Mbada wins prestigious award

HARARE - Mbada Diamonds (Mbada) yesterday scooped the Silver Arrow accolade at the PMR Africa Awards held in Harare.

The award — from South Africa-based research firm PMR Africa — was an acknowledgement of the firm’s stellar contribution to the mining sector over the past 12 months.

George Manyaya, Mbada’s corporate services executive, said it was a great honour to be recognised beyond borders especially considering that the company is only three years old.

“This award is recognition of the entire Zimbabwean mining industry as we continue with the national economic development agenda. We are driven by the passion of harnessing diamonds for the people and our focus remains to continually improve operational efficiency and capacity,” Manyaya said.

Over the past few months, Mbada has been receiving recognition within the region and internationally for its initiatives, which have contributed greatly to the recovery of the country’s economy.

Some of the awards conferred to Mbada Diamonds recently include the best exporter in Manicaland, the best company empowering SMEs, best company investing in community social responsibility in Manicaland — all by the Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce.

Others include the award by the Service Excellence Awards on corporate social responsibility and three more safety awards from NSSA.

Besides contributing significantly to the fiscus, Mbada has been actively taking part in the construction and rehabilitation of community schools, rehabilitation of road networks, provision of portable water through borehole drilling, as well as provision of scholarship to academically-gifted, but financially-challenged students.

Meanwhile, other companies recognised for their positive contribution include Econet, Seed Co, Premier Travel and Tours, Fawcett Security, Securico, Zimplats, Mimosa among others.

The purpose of the PMR Africa awards is to appreciate and acknowledge hard work and celebrate excellence stemming from the contribution made by an organisation and its employees.

According to PMR Africa, the awards are the “culmination of a research process whereby companies and institutions are rated based on respondents’ perceptions with a strong focus on evaluating and measuring customer service and customer satisfaction”. - Staff Writer

Comments (1)

a ward for what ?,Zimbabwe has not benefited anything from its diamonds,it mbada is looting our should do investigative journalism ,analytical,then tell us whether the award was worth it comparing with the facts on the ground.

muda - 17 May 2013

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