The Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe has revealed that they are setting up a one-stop resource centre which will be accessible to journalists requiring mining information.
Speaking during the Mining Media Awards held recently, the Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe president Collin Chibafa also said that mining companies have made significant investments in agriculture and the media should not shy away from reporting such interventions.
“Mining companies have invested heavily in agriculture to uplift livelihoods and ensure food self-sufficiency. The industry invested in areas like livestock, as you all know, they have also invested in horticulture and field crop production.
“Often the media regard, such projects as undeserving of publicity but we make a case for them as they are initiatives that are transforming lives while demonstrating that mining companies care for local communities.
“To aid the work of the media, the Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe is setting up of a one-stop resource centre which will provide access to journalists requiring mining information.
Chibafa urged the media to highlight the problems being faced by the mining sector to ensure the growth of the sector.
“Let me conclude by challenging journalists to ventilate the challenges affecting the mining sector so that solutions can be found. As the media, do not shy away from reporting on the obstacles facing miners and how mining can contribute successfully to the achievement of Government’s Vision 2030,” he said.
The Mining Media Awards is an annual event organised by MEJRKH Communications and Media Advisory in partnership with the Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe and several sponsors. The awards are supported by the Mines and Information Ministries.