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Unlocking Potential: ZMF to Empower Miners with Equipment



Unlocking Potential: ZMF to Empower Miners with Equipment

Wellington takavarasha

The Zimbabwe Miners Federation (ZMF) is gearing up to revolutionise the artisanal and small-scale mining sector with its upcoming Mining Mechanization and Symposium launch in Midlands Province on the 22nd of April 2024 at Pote Hotel in Midlands.

Scheduled to take place in the heart of Zimbabwe’s mining region, the event promises to be a game-changer for small-scale miners who often face barriers to accessing modern equipment and machinery to increase their output.

Speaking to Mining Zimbabwe, ZMF Chief Executive Officer Mr Wellington Takavarasha said the mining body will distribute essential equipment to its members who struggle to get support from financial institutions.

“At the forefront of the initiative is the distribution of essential mining equipment aimed at empowering our artisanal and small-scale miners members. We plan to distribute a range of machinery including compressors, dewatering pumps and electronic vehicles. We will also be introducing a credit facility option to facilitate access to this equipment, particularly for our members who struggle to secure loans from traditional financial institutions such as banks,” Takavarasha said.

The introduction of mechanization in the small-scale mining sector is poised to bring about several significant benefits to the organisation’s members.

Firstly, it will enhance operational efficiency, allowing miners to increase productivity and output. With access to modern equipment, miners can streamline their operations and optimise resource utilisation, ultimately leading to improved profitability.

Furthermore, the availability of essential machinery through a credit facility option addresses a longstanding challenge faced by many artisanal and small-scale miners – limited access to financing.

According to the ZMF Midlands Chairman Mr Makumba Nyenje, stringent expectations from financial institutions have for years hindered the growth of the ASM sector and the mining body is playing its part to level the playing field.

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“Traditional financial institutions often impose stringent requirements that small-scale miners struggle to meet, hindering their ability to invest in modern equipment. Most banks and financial institutions require home title deeds to issue out loans, which may be out of range for most miners. By offering a credit facility, the ZMF is levelling the playing field and empowering miners to access the tools they need to boost production,” Nyenje said.

As Zimbabwe’s mining industry continues to evolve, initiatives like these play a crucial role in driving progress and unlocking the full potential of artisanal and small-scale mining operations.

ZMF’s commitment to empowering miners and promoting sustainable development underscores the importance of collaboration and innovation in shaping the future of the mining sector.

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