The EMA has reduced annual fees to 300RTGS. The reduction of EMA fees has come after miners raised concern that the fees they were paying to EMA where exorbitant. This led Zimbabwe Miners Federation President Henrietta Rushwaya to call for a meeting with EMA in order to map a conducive environment for miners.
By Rudairo Mapuranga
Speaking on behalf of the EMA President Mupfumira said that the launch of the environmental management plan is there to put to fruition the mantra “Zimbabwe is Open for business”
“Let us ease and make the country conducive for business,” she said.
Mupfura also said that EMA fees were very heavy on Miners, therefore, her Ministry through the Ministry of Mines, after ZMF call, discovered that consultants were reaping off miners hence the introduction of one EMA which will cost $300.
“We want all miners to fill in EMA forms for just 300 rtsgs per annum,” said Mupfumira.
Mupfumira also urged small scale miners to have a mutual relationship with EMA to avoid accidents which were taking place in the mining sector because miners and EMA were operating in hide and seek.
“We want EMA to have a mutual relationship with the artisanal miners and not to work like cat and mouse,” said Mupfumira