The Zimbabwe Miners Federation (ZMF) has announced dates for its Annual General Meeting (AGM), Inaugural Conference and Exhibitions which is now slated for the 5th and 6th of November 2019 at Gweru Business Convention Centre.
The event which was previously set to run from September 10 to 11, was suspended due to the death of former President Robert Mugabeand the burial of the late National Hero Major General Trust Mugoba at the National Heroes Acre.
In a statement, ZMF Spokesperson Dosman Mangisi said the event comes at a time when Government is trying to unlock the potential value in the base minerals.
“We are happy to announce new dates for our indaba which will also serve as our AGM and a platform for stakeholders in the mining sector to exhibit.
“We are aware that the indaba was postponed due to the death of former president Mugabe, but we are glad that we have agreed with Government through relevant authorities that the indaba be held on the said dates.
“This is a great convention that comes at a time when the Government is trying to unlock the potential value in the base minerals. Great minds will come together for two days to try and see how best the country can benefit from the resources that are vast in the country but not fully utilised,” he said.
He added that the event is meant to improve gold deliveries as the country seeks to achieve a 40-tonne target by year-end.
“Artisanal miners are the major contributors to the gold output to Fidelity. So the meeting will not focus only on gemstones, but also on how to improve gold deliveries as we seek to achieve our set target of 40 tonnes by end of the year. In general, the indaba will look at how to improve the mining sector,” he said.