- March 12, 2021
- Posted in LOCAL
25 firms partner ZMF as the Federation pushes towards US$12 billion industry
Over 25 service providers in the mining sector have signed a strategic partnership with the Zimbabwe Miners Federation (ZMF) on Thursday aimed at capacitating small scale and artisanal miners in their quest to improve mining production in line with President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa’s vision of growing the mining sector to a US$12 BILLION industry by 2023.
Rudairo Dickson Mapuranga
Speaking at the Zimbabwe Miners Federation Stakeholders Meeting held at their headquarters, the Federation President Ms Henrietta Rushwaya said it was crucial for mining service providers to join or partner ZMF as this will benefit both parties in growth and development.
Rushwaya said the partnerships will benefit the mining sector and help achieve the US$12 BILLION target while service providers will benefit by being more exposed to over 40 thousand registered small-scale miners and over 1.5 million unregistered miners.
The meeting was initiated to enable the biggest mining body and service providers to find ideas and ways on how to build a better small to medium scale mining sector.
“We cordially invite you to become ZMF members and please note that there is quite a number of advantages that go with being associated with our brand”.
“Throughout the year we will be conducting seminars, conferences, workshops, and other outreach programs.
“These events bring key stakeholders and general councillors from associations dotted around the nation to the table.
“As ZMF we have data for over 1.5 Million artisanal miners and thousands of registered operating small-scale mining ventures.
“To achieve the US$12 billion mining industry, we have to work hand in glove with service providers that is why we called you,” Ms. Henrietta Rushwaya said.
The membership categories comprised of Platinum Membership at $3,000USD, Diamond membership $2,000, Gold Membership $1,000, Silver Membership $500 and lastly Bronze Membership $350.
ZMF aims to achieve over 20 tonnes of gold deliveries to the country’s sole gold buyer and exporter from March to December of 2021 from both small-scale and artisanal miners. The partnership with equipment and service providers has come at a crucial juncture when Zimbabwe is looking to grow the mining sector.
According to Rushwaya, to accelerate the growth and development of the small scale and artisanal sector, mining service providers not limited to Finance and banking, digital solutions, asset insurance, equipment manufacturers and suppliers, mining consumables, safety and health, and legal assistance services are crucial and essential in the journey.
Mining equipment suppliers and service providers who graced the occasion all pledged to support ZMF in its pursuit to see the growth and development of the small-scale and artisanal mining sector to modern mining methods.
The companies include among others, CureChem, STC, Econet Cassava Smarttech, Nyaradzo Funeral Services, Duly’s, Innovative Industrial Safety Solutions, Yanlin and Ivory Gold Pvt Ltd.