By John Nhandara
The country’s 12 billion United States dollar mining economy is on track with artisanal and small scale miners getting the necessary support from consortiums in the mineral value chain.
More than twenty companies met with the Zimbabwe Miners Federation where they discussed a road map and pledged their support to invest in small to medium scale mining.
The firms pledged their support in providing small scale miners with equipment, consumables, and geological surveys, among other services.
Zimbabwe Miners federation Chief Executive Officer Wellington Takavarasha said the coming on board of the private entities will capacitate small scale miners who have been facing operational challenges.
“We are excited that we have several companies coming on board to assist small scale miners. They will provide different services and we hope this will help in us achieving the vision of a 12 billion dollar mining economy by 2023.”
Government is prioritising private sector led growth as a means to revive the economy and foster growth towards an upper middle income economy by 2030.
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