- March 30, 2020
- Posted in LOCAL
Fidelity Printers and Refiners (FPR) General Manager Mr. Fradreck Kunaka has shed some light on the operations of FPR until the end of the stipulated Zimbabwe lock-down announced by President Mnangagwa.
Zimbabwe like most countries affected with the Covid-19 Virus imposed a 21day lock-down that began today Monday the 30th March 2020. Mining Zimbabwe spoke to the man at the helm of the country’s sole buyer who shed some light on the state institution’s operations for the duration of the lock-down.
Mr Kunaka said, “In line with the need for proactiveness and Government Directives, in working towards minimising the impact of COVID 19 on employees and those we are in contact with, as from March 30 to April 30, 2020, FPR has reviewed business working hours as follows from, Monday to Friday we open at 0900hrs to 1515hrs. All employees whose duties can be performed from home have stopped coming to work. Those not feeling well do not report for work”.
Kunaka also emphasised the importance of spending less time in FPR branches and social distancing saying,”It is imperative that when visiting offices or any of our branches, one should not stay for more than 10 minutes and also to try and maintain the social distance of 2 metres. We are also providing sanitisers to visitors and providing masks for those who will be getting into confined places where maintaining the social distance is not possible”.
When asked if the Sole buyer had shelved any events Kunaka said, “FPR has not cancelled any events for now but has put in place measures to manage gatherings in line with the Government directives. These include restricting the numbers entering the buying offices at any one time in addition to those covered under”.
Mining has now been exempted from the shutdown after ZMF President’s application to have the sector listed as an essential service whose operations require continuous processes may operate with the minimum staff required for the care and maintenances of its operations as stipulated in the SI. Any miner/company willing to continue with operations during this 21 Days lockdown should read this document HERE
About Fidelity Printers and Refiners
FPR is the largest security, commercial printing company, sole gold buyer, refiner and exporter of gold in Zimbabwe.
FPR can be contacted on
Address:No. 1 George Drive, Msasa, Harare
Phone: +263 242-486670, +263 242-486694, +263 242-487131, +263 242-447810-5