The Zimbabwe Miners Federation held an inaugural meeting with Chrome miners at the ZMF Head Office today 7/05/2021.
The meeting was attended by the Zimbabwe Miners Federation President Madam H.B. Rushwaya, The Secretary General Mr. M. Mugawu the CEO Mr. W. Takavarasha.
The major issues discussed were:
1) Equipment Challenges
2) Unfair distribution of chrome mining claims
3)Zimasco tributaries, ie termination,low grades
4)Putting structures in dyke
5)Chinese contractual issues
6)Implementation of chrome policy to protect local miners
7)Advocacy for mineral export
An Interim Committee was set up to put structures in the Provinces and Districts.
The Interim Committee Members are:
CHAIRMAN – Col T Masuma.
V.CHAIRMAN – Mrs.J.Butete
SECRETARY – Mr Madzingira
TREASURER – Mr Nyuke
NORTH DYKE – Mr Mushura
MIDDLE DYKE – Mrs Chimuti
SOUTH DYKE – Mr Philemon Antonio
SEC WAR VETS- Major Masabeya
TECHNICAL ADVISOR – Mr Chitanda.
The ZMF President undertook to continue to seek government intervention to support small scale miners in the chrome industry inorder to successfully implement the country’s National Development Goal Strategy 1.