Matebeleland South miner Ms Kundai Chikonzo has been elected the first chairperson of the Zimbabwe Association of Women in Mining Associations (ZAWIMA) at the launch of the organization yesterday in Harare.
The launch of the Zimbabwe chapter of Women in Mining Associations also saw Gertrude Chimanikire from Mashonaland East being elected vice chairperson with Midlands-based vibrant miner Sophia Takuva elected as the Secretary of the Association. The purse of the Association will be under the leadership of Pamela Mutembwe from Mashonaland Central who was elected as the treasurer.
Three miners were elected committee members these are, Chiedza Chipangura from Mashonaland West, Melody Juma from Masvingo and Chipo Mazula from Mashonaland Central.
The launch of the Association was graced by many in the mining industry including the Zimbabwe Miners Federation (ZMF) represented by its CEO Mr. Wellington Takavarasha, Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) represented by Lynn Nyereyemhuka, the Ministry of Women Affairs, the Ministry of Mines and Mining Development, Fidelity Gold Refinery (FGR), Minerals Marketing Corporation of Zimbabwe (MMCZ) among other organizations.