Women Miners encouraged to contribute to the Mines bill
Popular Miner and business-woman Sophia Takuva has urged women Miners across the country to attend, hear and also contribute to the bill as it affects their mining operations.
In a statement, she published on African Women In Mining Empowerment Trust (AWOME Trust) Takuva said it will affect the women if they do not participate and give recommendations.
“May I take this opportunity to advise you all that the mines and mining bill is under consultation with stakeholders, would like to urge miners in various parts of the country to attend, hear and also contribute to this bill, as it affects or helps in the mining operations for the coming years. It will affect us if we do not participate and give recommendations. Remember this bill has been moving back and forth with certain areas where, especially small-scale miners have failed to do business and collective approach for those doing alluvial VS reef mining, illegal and legal miners. The Parliamentary Portfolio committee will be going around the country collecting information about challenges and areas where the bill must be looked at.
The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Mines and Mining Development from next week will be conducting public hearings on the Mines and Minerals bill H.B 10 2022. The bill seeks to replace the current Mines and Minerals Act which was enacted in the 1960s.
In an interview with Mining Zimbabwe, chairman of the Portfolio Committee on Mines and Mining Development Hon Edmond Mkaratigwa said everyone interested or affected in any way by Mining is welcome to attend.
“We hope by this pronouncement we are going to see a lot of stakeholders attending, and we have no limitations. Everyone who is interested or has views they want to contribute or are affected by mining in one way or another is welcome to attend,” Mkaratigwa said.
Below are the dates and places the Committee will be visiting from the 27th of February 2023.
|Monday, 27 February 2023||Harare||Harare|
|Tuesday, 28 February 2023||Mashonaland Central||Bindura|
|Wednesday, 1 March 2023||Mashonaland East||Makaha|
|Thursday, 2 March 2023||Manicaland||Penhalonga|
|Friday, 3 March 2023||Masvingo Midlands||Mashava Mberengwa|
|Monday, 6 March 2023||Mashonaland West||Kadoma|
|Tuesday, 7 March 2023||Bulawayo||Bulawayo|
|Wednesday, 8 March 2023||Matebeleland South||Esigodini|
|Thursday, 9 March 2023||Matebeleland North||Hwange|
|Friday, 10 March 2023||Matebeleland North||Kamativi|