ZCDC honoured

HARARE - With just over a year into operations, the Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company(Private) Limited (ZCDC) has been awarded the prestigious Company of the Year Award while its chief executive officer Moris Bekezela Mpofu was bestowed the Zimbabwe Top Business Leader of the Year Award for his business acumen.

The glamorous event, which was held at a local Hotel in Harare on Tuesday, was hosted by the Zimbabwe Business Awards Council (ZIBAC) under the banner of the Zimbabwe Leadership Awards (ZILA) and attended by a plethora of business representatives.

Mpofu, who joined ZCDC on March 1, 2017 on secondment from the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe where he was director (Exchange Control), was recognised for his strength in business decisions, innovation, knowledge, foresight which qualities ZILA said were imperative in contributing to the global economy.

Since his arrival, ZCDC, a wholly State-owned mining company, has witnessed unprecedented engagement with the community through corporate social investment initiatives, transparency, accountability and responsibility with a new diamond mining model that aims at unlocking sustainable diamond value for Zimbabwe.

Legendary musician Oliver Mtukudzi who also received an award graced the occasion.

ZCDC was consummated in 2015 under two special grants in Chiadzwa and Chimanimani concessions, but commenced operations in 2016.

The move was part of the government’s efforts to ensure transparency, accountability and responsibility following a fallout with the previous miners whose special grants had expired.

In a statement, ZILA said: “ZIBAC, ZILA exemplify the best in leadership. They epitomise the core values of a successful leader. ZILA distinguishes and honours leaders who have contributed and shaped the Zimbabwean economy.

“They salute remarkable business leaders and organisations in Zimbabwe for their continued commitment to leadership and excellence, developing best practices and innovative strategies.”

ZILA said it was proud to continue the tradition established by the Awards that define and celebrate vision, uphold the spirit of achievement and recognise leadership excellence in Zimbabwe.

The selection criteria considers excellence in collaboration, commitment, innovation, leadership and learning.

Last year, ZCDC scooped the Provincial and Sectoral Awards of the Zimbabwe Occupational Safety and Health Awards under the auspices of the National Social Security Authority (NSSA) in recognition of proper safety management practices and a good safety performance record.

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