The Affirmative Action Group (AAG) has called on youths and women to come on board and obtain new mining equipment to increase mineral production.
Ramping up mineral production is in line with the Second Republic’s Vision 2030 of a prosperous upper middle-income society.
Last month, AAG signed a US$20 million mining equipment deal with a Chinese firm, Lovol International Construction Machinery Group, with the aim of benefiting youths and women in mining and agriculture.
Speaking at a press briefing in Harare recently, AAG president Mr Mike Chimombe said: “Youths should play a pivotal role in rebuilding the country’s economy under the Second Republic. The President is on record saying no one will be left behind; so this is an opportunity for youths to take part in the mining and agriculture sectors.
“We are calling on our youths to get into joint ventures and secure mining and farming equipment from us. Come to AAG and secure mining equipment so that you increase your production capacity.”
The AAG has partnered with Munyukwa Chibanda Mining Syndicate with a view to empower youths in Mashonaland East by giving them a mining claim in Domboshava.