Mining needs support

ODZI There is need to equip small operators with knowledge of mining to improve production and enhance the countrys battered economy, an expert has said.

In an interview with The Zimbabwean, the chairperson of Manicaland Small Scale Miners Association Lucas Mutandaguta said the sector needed massive government support just like what was being done to other sectors.

Like any other sector, mining also requires mechanisation and we await a mining mechanisation programme, he said.

The small-scale miners told ****The Zimbabwean that they lacked appropriate machinery to fully exploit claims, adding present methods of expropriation were laborious and time consuming.

There are now numerous indigenous players in the industry but most of us lack operational knowledge and are in no position to efficiently exploit their claims,small scale miner, Edward Ganda, said

Ganda said Manicaland province has abundant minerals whose exploitation needed a collective response.

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