The Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe (CoMZ) is set to host the Zimbabwe Annual Mining Conference from the 29th of May to 1 June 2019 in Victoria Falls.
According to the CoMZ President Batsirai Manhando, the conference will be held under the theme “Realising Vision 2030 through mineral resource-led growth”.
“The theme and programme have been designed to align private sector growth plans with government narrative of Vision 2030 (wherein government expects the mining sector to take a lead in achieving Vision 2030 aspirations through maximising the contribution of the sector to the socio-economic development of the country).
“This year’s event comes in a special way as we have gone beyond our tradition as we have added another day on the programme dedicated to symposiums which will have intensive discussions on gold and platinum industries growth strategies in line with the need to unlock the potential in the two minerals.
“The session on the Gold industry will discuss strategies for achieving the government gold output target of 100 tons by 2023 while the Platinum Session will explore strategies to achieve 50 tons of platinum by 2030 and maximise the contribution of platinum resources to the economy,” he said.
He added that President Emmerson Mnangagwa is expected to be the guest of honor at the conference.
“The Main Conference will be officially opened by the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, His Excellency E. D. Mnangagwa who is our Guest of Honour.
“We have invited an international speaker, Dr. E. Lilford, a seasoned minerals economist who is based in Perth, Australia who will share with delegates on best practice in leveraging on mineral resources for socio- economic development.
We will also take the opportunity to launch a new book, “Mining in Zimbabwe” which chronicles the history and trends of mining in Zimbabwe and opportunities thereof.
“A synopsis of the book will be presented at the launch by John Holloway, who is a key author of the book,” added Manhando.