Minex, organisers of countrywide exhibitions and conferences for small scale miners have revealed that this year promises to be an exciting one with a number of expos lined up across the country.
According to Minex Marketing Executive, Kudzai Muranda, the first exhibition will be in Zvishavane with miners and suppliers expected to discuss issues affecting the mining sector and map a way forward to the challenges.
“The last two years have seen the information gap between miners, policy makers, regulatory authorities, suppliers and other stakeholders widening as we have only managed to organise one event due to covid-19.
“After the relaxation of covid-19 regulations last year, we have responded to the call for more expos by miners and suppliers through organising four exhibitions in premier mining areas in 2022.
“We will kick off our programmes with the Mberengwa- Zvishavane Minex set for 7 April, followed by the Kadoma Minex on 14 July, with the Gwanda Minex being slated for 22 September. The final event of the year will be the Bindura Minex to be held on 24 November,” she said.
Muranda added that Minex is looking forward to fruitful engagements with miners.
“From the engagements we made with small scale miners in Shamva last year and from previous other dialogue sessions,the miners have burning issues that include claims disputes, inadequate funding, lack of critical geological information as well as health and safety concerns.
“We are positive we will provide a platform to dialogue and find solutions to the pain points facing the miners,” she said.
Minex is a physical and virtual information platform designed to ensure that the mining value chain is brought together for sustainable economic growth. Minex connects small scale miners with leading stakeholders in the mining sector that include suppliers, buyers, financial institutions, policy makers and the community.
It is renowned for its discussion sessions and dialogue which provide answers and the missing link for small scale miners seeking a foothold to establish themselves and grow their businesses in the extractive sector.