Miners seek funds

Walter Chidhakwa, Minister of Mines

WORLD Bank officials are expected to grace the Zimbabwe Miners’ Federation (ZMF) annual conference and exhibition in Gweru next month as the small-scale miners seek international financial assistance for their projects.

Stephen Chadenga

ZMF spokesperson Dosman Mangisi told Southern Eye Business yesterday that both large and small-scale miners would have a chance to share their experience in the sector for last year as well as mapping a strategic policy framework for the sector.

 (ZMF) spokesperson, Dosman Mangisi,
(ZMF) spokesperson, Dosman Mangisi,

“All key stakeholders, including the World Bank, have been invited and we expect 150 exhibitors,” he said.

“The conference will bring together government and all stakeholders in the mining sector as we seek to craft a harmonised and strategic approach policy in the mining sector.”

Mangisi said the symposium sought to bridge the gap between small-scale and large-scale miners, particularly in the area of mining equipment.

Mines and Mining Development Walter Chidhakwa will be the guest of honour at the conference running under the theme “Revolutionarising the Mining Sector”.

The Junior Miners’ Chamber will be launched at the event.