- September 27, 2019
- Posted in LOCAL
Zimbabwe Miners Federation (ZMF)’s annual general meeting (AGM) and Conference which was cancelled due to the former president’s death has been set to the 5th of November 2019.
According to a press release gazetted by ZMF Chief Executive Officer Mr Wellington Takavarasha, the event has been set to the 5th of November because the guest of honour who is the president of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa will be available on the 6th of November.
“Notice is hereby given that the Office of His Excellency, the president of the Republic of Zimbabwe has communicated with the ZMF secretary that the 6th day of November 2019 is the set date that will see the president unveiling himself for the ZMF AGM and Conference, delivering the keynote address. This, therefore means that the event programs will begin on the 5th of November 2019″, reads the report in full.
The meeting whose main aim is to build the relationship between small scale and artisanal miners and their stakeholders in order to liberalise the sector into the mainstream economy will be attended by high profile mining personnel including both Ministers of Mines, Economy, Energy and Power Development.
There is a belief in the mining corridors that the mining sector is the leading economic reviver in Zimbabwe with the small-scale mining sector on the forefront.
During the first quarter of 2019 Fidelity Printers and Refineries received over 12 tonnes of gold from both large and small producers with the small-scale mining sector producing over 60 percent of the gold.
The government of Zimbabwe has been encouraged to support indigenous miners in order for them to grow from being small scale into middle producers up until they become large, thereafter competing with the world’s biggest mines.