Josphat Makaza /Chiadzwa Community Development Trust CCDT. info./19/04/18
The Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company had not applied for the social licence to operate to the community of Marange. Chiadzwa Community Development Trust CCDTs one month’s local leaders consultation just revealed that the communities had not granted the company and approve it’s social licence. The village heads, headmans and Chiefs said, if they, ZCDC, had earned social acceptance they should have maintained the environmental integrity of Marange community. The leaders also said the company would have maintained positive corporate reputation and ensuring open communication amongst all stakeholders whilst establishing sound business partnership with communities. Patikai Muchisi, longest saving village head in Marange said the company is not listening at community calls despite being responsible for the social, environmental and economic decaying. He said the company is not transparent on matters to do with relocation, compensation, road and environmental rehabilitation. Headman Chiadzwa said the communities and livestock would not be sharing open pits with the company. They added that ZCDC should not have waited for community uprising and the election era to establish transparency and accountability mechanisms. Two years of extraction has passed and ZCDC had not applied for the social acceptance.
Josphat Makaza /Chiadzwa Community Development Trust CCDT. info./