- November 24, 2020
- Posted in LOCAL
Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) has shown its concern over the upsurge of accidents in small-scale mines due to a lack of knowledge among mining communities.
By Shantel Chisango
On its Twitter platform, ZELA has accredited the increase in accidents to a lack of knowledge, so they have engaged with miners and mining communities to educate them on technical knowledge on how to manage unstable mining grounds in a way to counteract the increase in these deaths.
“We have noted that lack of knowledge has been a major cause of mine accidents and thus we have been engaging a number of miners and mining communities giving them technical knowledge on how to manage unstable ground,” said ZELA.
Despite the ministry’s efforts to stop small-scale miners from operating illegally, mining accidents have been sky-rocketing.
Furthermore, ZELA said they have managed to educate mining players in the small-scale mining sector on ways of curbing opportunities of flooding and inundation in the mining sector.
“We have also managed to capacitate the mining players in the #ASMINZIM sector on how to eliminate chances of flooding and inundation.
ZELA reported that Midlands Province has recorded a total of sixty mine-related deaths.
Mining Engineer Paul Matshona yesterday presented a virtual meeting on ZIDAWU MONITORS FORUM on the issue of Health and Safety in the mining sector as a way to reduce mining accidents.