- May 24, 2019
- Posted in LOCAL
The Zimbabwe Miners Federation (ZMF) has entered into a public-private partnership with Pablo’s Investments to establish a gold milling centre in Shurugwi at a cost of $1 million.
The milling plant, which is set to benefit thousands of small-scale miners from the mining town will see them accessing various machines such as compressors, generators, pumps, explosives and jackhammers free of charge.
Pablo’s Investment managing director Mr Zohal Pablo said the initiative is set to benefit small-scale miners not only with machinery but with mining skills.
“As Pablo’s Investments, we decided to help the small-scale miners by purchasing machinery that will improve their mining activities. Most artisanal miners in the area have been mining using hammers and that resulted in low gold production making it difficult for them to achieve their set targets.
“Most small-scale miners are prone to accidents whereby shafts collapse, and we have partnered with the Ministry of Mines to educate miners on how to reinforce their shafts and what they should do in the event that a shaft collapses.
ZMF president Henrietta Rushwaya said the organisation is confident that the initiative will go a long way in enhancing deliveries at Fidelity Printers and Refiners. She said the programme will be extended to other provinces.
“ZMF will continue to promote companies that support the development, growth and empowerment of small-scale miners. We trust that our partnership with Pablo’s will continue bearing fruits in the mining sector.
“We are confident that this supply of machinery will be use appropriate by our miners,” she said._The Herald