Lynx Mine celebrates 50 years of operations

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Lynx Mine celebrates 50 years of operations

The Zimbabwe German Graphite Mine trading as Lynx Mine celebrated 50 years of operations at a colourful ceremony held at a local hotel recently. The anniversary celebrations were officially opened by the Deputy Minister of Mines and Mining Development Hon. F. G. Moyo on behalf of the Minister of Mines and Mining Development, Hon. W. Chidakwa.

Honourable Moyo applauded the long standing relationship of cooperation between Germany and Zimbabwe and that Lynx Mine was a testimony to that relationship.

“Germany helped Zimbabwe to establish the Faculty of Mining Engineering at the University of Zimbabwe in early Independence. It also trained many Zimbabweans in the area of Engineering from pre-Independence,” said Hon. Moyo.

Running under the theme: “Celebrating 50years of Sustainable Zimbabwe-German Partnership,” the celebrations marked 50 years of joint partnership between Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation and Graphit Kromphmuhl AG (GK) (now AMG Mining) of the Federal Republic of Germany were meant to mark 50 years of sustainable partnership.

The Lynx Mine 50th anniversary was attended by His Excellency, Ambassador Klockner and Mrs Klockner of the Germany Embassy, members of the Diplomatic Corps from both European Union and African countries, Honourable MP’s, Chief Dendera from Hurungwe District, captains of industry and commerce and the Media.

 

A total of 22 disadvantaged and well performing children from Lynx Primary and Secondary schools received bursary certificates to mark the celebrations. The bursaries will cover payment of fees, procurement of uniforms and books and payment of exam fees for the 22 children.