Thursday 7 October 2021
FROM THE MINISTER’S DESK – (Mining Index) – THE Ministry of Mines and Mining Development is almost complete towards migrating from the manual to an automated computerized Mining Cadastre Information System.
This is part of Government’s drive to improve the efficiency of mining title administration. In the process Government would like to see increased exploitation of the country’s mineral resources as the country moves towards attainment of the US$12billion Mining Industry Milestone by the year 2023.
As Government, we have made a commitment to institute the digital system by the second half of 2022.
The computerization of the Mining Cadastre Information System will help mining title administration and unlock mineral value and assist in the efficient allocation of mining title. It is therefore the anchor in unlocking the potential of Zimbabwe’s mineral resources and beneficiation. The Mining Cadastre Information System will help in the process towards achievement of a 12-billion-dollar mining industry by 2023
The National Development Strategy 1 (NDS-1) specifies that mineral beneficiation will be supported by mining research and adoption of information, communication technologies (ICTs), with emphasis of the computerized mining Cadastre.
We are excited to note that local miners view the computer-based system as one that will assist the dissemination of information pertaining to mineral rights, records, mine’s geographical location, ownership, and validity of mineral rights in the country. The Mining Cadastre Information System will help in improving the confidence of the security of tenure to Mining Titles.
Honourable Winston Chitando [MP]
Mines and Mining Development Minister
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