The government of Zimbabwe is concerned with determined companies particularly large conglomerate who are said to be keeping their mining concessions for speculative purposes in Zimbabwe.
Rudairo Dickson Mapuranga
Speaking at the Environmental Impact Assessment launch held a forth night ago in Kadoma, the Deputy Minister of Mines and Mining development Polite Kambamura said that the minister is going to summon those firms and order them to recompense the claims to the government.
“The minister has the power to call them and order them to give back those claims to the government,” said Kambamura
Speaking at the same event, Member of Parliament for Chegutu, Hon Dexter Nduna also encouraged the government to take claims that are held for speculative purposes.
“Claims held on speculative purposes should be taken and be given to artisanal miners,” said Nduna.
The call for the government to take back mining claims that are held for speculative purposes was pioneered by the minister early this year citing the unuse of many platinum concessions in Zimbabwe that are lying idle therefore affecting platinum production in the country.
Miners particularly small scale and artisanal miners have welcomed this notion as a noble idea as this will help empower indigenous aspiring miners to acquire claims.