MINERS INCREASE OPERATION COSTS AS RESPONSE TO CONTINUOUS FUEL CRISIS
Written by carol phiri on December 4, 2018
Small-scale miner in Mberengwa has bemoaned continuous fuel crisis in Zvishavane saying it has negatively impacted on their production.
Miners that spoke to our News Reporter Takudzwa Mahove said due to fuel shortages they are forced to increase operation costs.
In a separate interview, Mberengwa miners association Chairperson Anderson Tsikira appealed to fuel retailers to consider assisting mining associations to have easy access to the precious liquid as they have unique operational needs
Tsikira said they are denied access to purchasing fuel with containers due to unscrupulous individuals who purchase the liquid for resale on black market prices.
Meanwhile, Government on Friday said it had released US$60 million towards procurement of fuel to mitigate current shortages. The US$60 million released is likely to last three weeks given the country’s US$20 million per week fuel requirement.