- July 16, 2019
- Posted in LOCAL
Zimbabwe Miners Federation president Henrietta Rushwaya’s meeting with EMA has produced s benevolent results to the miners.
Rudairo Dickson Mapuranga
Recently, miners were complaining that the fees charged by EMA were a millstone in their operations. This prompted the ZMF president to seek an audience with EMA concerning the issue as a result, the meeting proved to be behooveful on the side of the miner.
Speaking at the Environmental Impact Assessment launch held in Kadoma a forth night ago the ZMF boss said that the government through EMA has lessened the burden on small scale and artisanal miners, hence they are encouraged to adhere to government stipulations.
“We thank EMA for supporting us in our mining environment. And We also want to thank the government for recognising us as a sector” she said.
Rushwaya also recommended that artisanal miners should be cautious of the environment they operate in order to create a friendly relationship with EMA.
“Let us not use mercury, and other equipment that is harmful to the environment near the public and infrastructure,” she said.
Rushwaya also encouraged miners to sell their gold to the government through the country’s sole gold buyer and exporter Fidelity Printers and Refiners.
“Let us sell our gold to the government through Fidelity,” she said.
The Zimbabwe Miners Federation boss advised miners who will benefit from EMA, ZMF relationship to go and preach the good news to other miners.
“Those who will benefit here, let them go and preach this good news to others,” said Henrietta Rushwaya.