- February 20, 2019
- Posted in LOCAL
In a bid to boost gold production in Zimbabwe, the government initiated the development of Gold Milling Service Centres (GMSC), last week the deputy minister of Mines and Mining Development Hon Polite Kambamura visited the proposed centre in Mt Darwin which will be co-owned and operated by Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation (ZMDC) led by Richard Taure and Mt Darwin Miners Association, chaired by Christine Munyoro.
This kicks off part of a national familiarization tour in which the Deputy Minister Hon Polite Kambamura is visiting some of the proposed sites on which a total of 10 Gold Milling Service Centers will be established.
The Gold Milling Service Centers are a Government’s initiative to boost Gold Production throughout gold producing areas within Zimbabwe.
The Ministry of Mines and Mining Development is planning to have a $12 billion dollar mining industry by 2023 to fulfill the Country vision of becoming an upper middle income economy.
The figure was deduced from plans to capacitate extraction of various minerals found in the country.
As part of the road map to fulfill the vision the Gold Sector is being capacitated as part of the strategy to increase productivity output to 100 tonnes, the Ministry has rolled out the Gold Service Centre Project which will be managed by a Joint Venture Company between ZMDC and Mt Darwin Mining Association.
The project is aimed to empower local miners through equipment hiring and hire purchase facilities from the centre, capacitation of mines, milling services, technical services such as Geologists, Mining Engineers, Transport, and provision of gold buying services under one roof.
The goal is to ensure small scale miners are well equipped while ensuring safe and sustainable mining practices takes place within the region. The success of the project is hinged on the local miners supporting the service centres.
Stakeholders Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe via Fidelity Printers and Refiners, Ministry of Mines Mashonaland Central Provincial Office led by Mr Malcom Mazemo, Ministry of Mines: Research and Value Addition led by Dr. Mercy Manyuchi, and the Zimbabwe Miners Federation Mashonaland Central Province led by Masango Mahlahla & National Leadership led by Henrietta B. Rushwaya will provide support to ensure the project is a success.