Government has warned small scale miners against destruction of infrastructure and vegetation saying their unregulated operations should be done in responsible and accountable manner.
Speaking during the great dyke tour launch held at the Great Dyke investments in Darwendale yesterday, Deputy Minister of Mines and Mining Development, Polite Kambamura condemned the destructive role mining is playing in society.
“Many a time miners suffer from the unfortunate tag of being insensitive to the environment. In Zimbabwe our small scale miners in particular have come under serious scrutiny for their wanton destruction of infrastructure, vegetation, especially in areas where chrome mining is most practiced.
“The Zvishavane Shurugwi road is the latest of such occurrences,as a ministry we have no desire to see mining playing a destructive role to society. We demand responsible and accountable mining,”he said.
He urged the Great Dyke to fully take its place to ensure that Zimbabwe transforms from current economic challenges to middle income status by 2030.
“It is no secret that the Great Dyke is Zimbabwe and indeed one of the world’s most prized mineralogical region.
“Yet despite this common knowledge the Great Dyke remains under explored and still to fully take its place to ensure that Zimbabwe transforms herself from current economic challenges to middle income status as espoused by his excellence, President Mnangagwa,” said Kambamura.
‘Tour de Great Dyke 550 km Annual Cycling Festival’ is a program aimed at enhancing awareness of the immense investment opportunities across the Midlands Province organised by a Zvishavane based radio YaFm running from the 2nd to the 6th of October.