By Business Reporter – Monday 21 September 2020
LOCAL – HARARE (Mining Index) – THE Zimbabwe Miners Federation (ZMF) has cautioned miners to ignore a fake Mines and Minerals Amendment bill circulating on various social media platforms.
“The ZMF Executive and Management Board would like to correct the persistent, ingrained misinformation proliferating on social media spread by individuals /groups or associations about the Mines and Minerals Amendment Bill,”
“The draft is yet to be submitted to Parliament by the 30th of September 2020 subject to confirmation by the Ministry of Mines and Mining Development,”
“We urge our members to ignore the purported bill in circulation and not be misled by certain malcomponents who are bent on misleading our membership. We are yet to have site of the draft,” said ZMF chief executive officer (CEO) Wellington Takavarasha in a memo addressed to ZMF executive members, miners and multi-stakeholders.
Takavarasha revealed there is a committee that is currently working on the Mines and Minerals Amendment Bill which comprise the Ministry of Mines and Mining Development legal department and the Attorney General’s office.
The new policy is expected to address, among other things, participation of foreigners in small scale mining. ENDS// www.miningindex.co.zw
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