|President commissions multi-million dollar hotel in Mutare|
|Saturday, 16 June 2012 18:07|
Cletus Mushanawani at Chiadzwa
hotel in Mutare and Jin’an Buddha Temple at Anjin’s Nechirasika Complex at Chiadzwa.
The hotel is called Golden Peacock Hotel and is a subsidiary of Anjin Investments.
The yard was turned into a beautiful hotel within a year.
The hotel complex also houses a supermarket and a wholesale for Chinese goods. Earlier President Mugabe opened the Jin’an Buddha Temple at Chiadzwa.
In an interview after President Mugabe officially opened the Jin’an Buddha Temple, the master of the temple, Master Kai Hui, said President Mugabe was a great person just like chairman Mao and deserved the respect of everyone.
“We want to thank President Mugabe for allowing us the Chinese to follow and observe our culture in Zimbabwe.
China’s problems were huge and chairman Mao decided to introduce radical solutions for China’s domestic weaknesses rather than rely on conservative ones, something which President Mugabe was championing through the land reform and economic empowerment programmes.
Mushohwe, Air Force Commander Air Marshal Perrence Shiri, senior Government officials and Chinese officials. During the official opening of the temple, President Mugabe was taken through a ceremony, a preserve of VIPs by Master Kai.
“We also wish Zimbabweans good health and peace. The ceremony was a gesture from the people of China to Zimbabweans and we wanted Buddha to bless President Mugabe and the people of Zimbabwe,” he said.
The Anjin Complex at Nechirasika is one of the eye-catching places at the Chiadzwa diamond fields and houses staff quarters, a boardroom, a restaurant and the temple, which is well decorated with imported artifacts. The Chinese also scored a first by transplanting giant baobab trees from their mining concession. Besides having the largest diamond processing plant in the world, the company also scored a first by constructing recreational facilities for its works at Nechirasika. Anjin
Investment has so far relocated 470 families from its mining concession to Arda Transau near Odzi. It has also built primary and secondary schools for the children of relocated families and provided taped water.