The Deputy Minister of Mines and Mining development Honorable Polite Kambamura has urged small scale and artisanal miners to deliver their gold production to Fidelity Printers and Refiners (FPR) in order to receive enough support from the government.
Rudairo Dickson Mapuranga
Speaking at the Environmental Impact Assessment launch held in Kadoma a forth night ago, the Deputy Minister said it was a very noble idea for small scale and artisanal miners to sell their gold production to Fidelity so as to help in the course of the economy.
Kambamura said that the government is ready to employ more gold buyers under fidelity who will live in the mining areas in order to unburden the miners from relinquishing their operations when going to sell gold.
The deployment of more gold buyers according to Kambamura will also reduce leakages because miners will have easy access to Fidelity licensed buyers.
“The government is working on giving more money to buyers. We are going to employ more gold buyers through Fidelity” said Kambamura.
“It is becoming difficult for miners to move from their mines to go and sell their gold to fidelity,” said the Deputy Minister.
Kambamura also said that if small scale and artisanal miners adhere to the government’s call to deliver their gold production to Fidelity and if the country reaches its gold production target for 2019, it will be very encouraging for miners and the government to engage large scale miners in order for them to offer tributary mining claims to small scale and artisanal miners.