Zimbabwe Miners Federation (ZMF) has called for a general meeting in an endeavour to drive the small-scale and artisanal miners’ regulation and formalization exercise.
Rudairo Dickson Mapuranga
In a notice to members, ZMF Secretary-General Mr. Morgan Mugawu said the meeting will also discuss the amendment of the ZMF constitution as per the direction of the Special General Council Meeting held in 2019.
“You are cordially invited to attend a Special General Council Meeting to be held in Harare on the 16th of March 2021. The main agenda of the meeting is the amendment of The Zimbabwe Miners Federation Constitution pursuant to a resolution to that effect that was passed at a second Special General Council Meeting held in Kwekwe on the 11th of April 2019. Due to Covid-19 Restrictions please be advised that only 2 members from each association are invited.” he said.
The Federation is also going to discuss pertinent issues aimed at maximising mineral production to help the country become an upper-middle-income earner by 2030.
Small scale and artisanal miners are key players for the country to President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s vision for the mining sector to achieve a US$12 Billion industry by 2023 as evidenced by the factor that the miners account for 60 percent of official gold submissions delivered to the country’s sole gold buyer and exporter, Fidelity Printers and Refiners (FPR).
The government has reiterated the importance of the small-scale mining sector to the country’s mining sector strategy as some rich mineral deposits are more amenable to small-scale mining than conglomerate mining.