LAST Friday Zimbabwe miners federation joined hands with Metbank together with Glow petroleum at The Harare International Conference Center in a deal to provide small scale and artisanal miners with cheap and easy access of fuel.
By Mirirai Ngoya
Fuel pricing for small scale and artisanal miners have been reduced due to the partnership with Metbank and Glow petroleum. President of ZMF Ms Henrietta Rushwaya said “fuel from all glow petroleum station to miners will be saved at 1 USD per litre”
“We did this as ZMF board members to make mining easy for our indigenous miners” she added.
Small scale and artisanal miners despite the fuel challenges they have been facing, they contribute a lot of foreign currency for the nation that is the reason why we engaged into this deal to make mining easy since it contributes a lot to the nation.
“Despite fuel challenges Miners have been facing, they have generated 60% of the total gold production from October 2018 up to today’s date, “said ZMF president Ms Henrietta Rushwaya.
As such, “ZMF board members we engaged into a five-year deal partnership with Glow petroleum to make work easy for our miners” said Rushwaya.
Glow petroleum is an indigenous fuel company which has taken a step further in mining matters by making fuel distributions easy for the miner.
Mr Chinhara indicates that “glow petroleum is an indigenous fuel supplier and we have built fuel supply stations in 8 regions were our mining activities are taking place in Zimbabwe.”
Small scale and artisanal, miners are the most to producers of foreign currency as such, Glow petroleum will reserve fuel for you so that you get your fuel on time to make work easy “added Aaron Chinhara.
This fuel pricing and easy access will only be for small scale and artisanal miners who are registered and have a Metbank card.
Sarah Tembedza director from the consumer bank said “as Metbank our commitment is to make work easy for our miners, by helping them to open a nostro account which they will produce to avoid queuing at glow petroleum stations”
“you also need to be a registered member with the ZMF for you to enjoy this beautiful promotion”