CHROME miners have appealed for increased Government support to ensure maximum exploitation of the resource and contribution to economic development of the country.
Chrome Producers’ Association representative, Lindi Mpofu, who is also Zimbabwe Miners’ Federation (ZMF) vice president, said the country stands to benefit immensely if more support was given to small scale producers.
She said the recent 35th International Chromium Development Association (ICDA) annual conference in Victoria Falls raised critical pointers that should be quickly followed by action.
Mrs Mpofu said adequate Government interventions would quickly solve these challenges and assist the sector to steer economic growth.
“Chrome miners require Government support in promoting diversification and integration of the chrome industry into the mainstream economy and ensuring that the sector contributes fully to the economic development of the country. Enhancing quality and international best practices in the country’s chrome sector, particularly pricing structure, will assist the growth of the industry,” said Mrs Mpofu._The Chronicle