- June 20, 2019
- Posted in LOCAL
The government is open to assist chrome small scale miners in order to fully benefit from chrome mining leading to the potential economic growth by 2030. This was indicated at the chrome Stakeholders consultative meeting held at Monomutapa hotel yesterday.
By Mirirai Ngoya
Small scale Chrome miners have indicated to MMCZ that chrome is the key mineral taking into consideration that Zimbabwe has the second largest chrome reserves, and the major players in chrome mining are Small scale and Artisanal miners.
“We have the best grades of chrome here in the nation and we are looking forward to implementing a chrome policy to bring sanity in terms of transparency and value addition,” said Mr. P Kambamure
“Chrome is also a key mineral to see Zimbabwe attaining its upper middle class by 2030 and also produce a 12 billion dollars by 2023” he added. As such MMCZ is there to assist small scale Chrome miners in order to attain the country’s economic vision by 2030.
MMCZ General manager Mr. T M Muzenda said: “MMCZ together with other departments in the mining industry are going to make sure that they establish good infrastructure development, affordable logistics and to gain reliability from their chrome major suppliers (small scale miners).”
He added on, saying “ MMCZ will revise the mode of Chrome purchasing price which is becoming a stumbling block for the artisanal and small scale miner together with the government to fully benefit from chrome production.”
The current President of the Zimbabwe Miners Federation, Ms Henrietta Rushwaya also added on saying “For chrome production to fully benefit the miners and the country, there is need of market price regulation which will, in turn, increase foreign currency revenue and help ease foreign currency shortages.”
And as such MMCZ has pledged to improve in order to attain a billion dollar from chrome production.