Artisanal Small-scale Miners (ASM) in Kadoma are taking a step further to minimize environmental damage in the communities they are operating in.
During a fact-finding tour with the Zimbabwe Miners Federation (ZMF) yesterday, Mr Joannes Sithole popularly known as Mrasta revealed that he was taking measures at his mine to reduce dust and water pollution in the community.
“Our goal is to make sure that the community is happy and comfortable. We are recycling our water so that there is low spillage. We are also rehabilitating our roads to minimise dust which is harmful to the community,” the famous Mrasta said.
To add on, Mr Sithole said he is also practising his social responsibility by empowering members of the community.
“We have built canteens and families are taking turns to use them to do their businesses, free of charge. We managed to put an electricity transformer and we have employed many youths in the community to work on the mine.”
Speaking in an interview with this publication, Thembonkosi Mangena, an employee for Sithole applauded the efforts made by miners in their district to empower young people.
“A lot of families are benefitting from these initiatives. I work here on the mine but I have a family also benefiting so I am grateful for that.”
ZMF encouraged ASM to continue working and engaging with the community to avoid conflict. They emphasized the importance of safety measures to minimise accidents at their mines.