Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe (CoMZ) President Elizabeth Nerwande has hailed the lobby efforts by the media which has produced commendable results for the mining body.
In her address at the 7th Edition of the Mining Media Awards held today, the CoMZ President acknowledged the partnership with the media and said they were working to establish a one stop resource centre that would benefit journalists and other stakeholders.
“Let me also acknowledge the role of the media in our lobby campaign for optimum conditions in mining.
“With significant adjustments in the price of gold and the positive movements in the gold to local currency ratio offered by Fidelity Printers and Refiners, we are glad as Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe to say our partnership with the media has borne fruits and we can count on continuing collaboration for more optimistic outcomes.
“In that regard we are working as Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe to establish an up to date resource centre where information can be accessed at the click of a button by stakeholders including journalists,” she said.
Nerwande challenged journalists to be more thorough in order to produce good stories.
“I urge journalists to dig deeper and get to the bottom of the story. There is no substitute for research as mining issues are usually complex and may require technical knowledge. You need to fully immerse yourself in the mining sector ecosystem to be able to report authoritatively,” she advised the scribes.