The distant relationship between the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) and the Minerals Marketing Corporation of Zimbabwe (MMCZ) has become a major stumbling block for the chrome miners in attaining their exporting license.
By Mirirai Ngoya
This was said at the Meeting between the MMCZ and Chrome miners held at the Crown Plaza Monomotapa Hotel last week.
Small-scale Chrome miners are complaining as they are facing difficulties in attaining exporting licenses as such there is a need for ZIMRA and MMCZ to revise their mode of operation in a way to create favourable working conditions to the miners.
Mr. Matamba a Chrome miner said, “These two organisations must work hand in glove to make work easy for us small-scale miners in receiving our exporting licenses. Paperwork must be done together to avoid unnecessary delays since they cripple production”.
“As MMCZ and ZIMRA you have the power to take initiatives in making easy ways for miners to get their license which then makes work easy,” he added.
Exporting license in the chrome mining industry is very critical, it is the one that gives miners permission to carry further work thus MMCZ and ZIMRA needs to assist miners with immediate effect.
More so, lack of empowerment and mechanisation is crippling the chrome production as such there is the need for MMCZ and ZIMRA to work hand in glove to create a conducive and reliable working condition for the chrome miners.