Written by on June 27, 2019

The Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) has urged artisanal miners  to help each other with loans to boost development in their communities.

Speaking to Great Dyke News, ZELA Economic Governance Officer Mukasiri Sibanda said giving each other loans will increase the value in mining localities.

He added that artisanal miners should prioritize educational studies that are relevant to mining to boost gold production.

ZELA seeks to promote environmental justice, sustainable and equitable use of natural resources in Zimbabwe.


The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure Development has revealed plans to refurbish the country’s rail roads and establish new one to gain the competitive urge in the region.

Addressing a Post Cabinet Briefing of Media, Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa said the construction of the Lion’s Den Kafue railway link will create shorter routes to other countries.

In recent years the NRZ ‘s production has been affected by old worn out machinery and  equipment  and its production also  succumbed to production challenges facing Hwange Colliery Company as well as vandalism by illegal miners mining in restricted NRZ land.


The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe says ordinary citizens and other foreign diplomats are still allowed to access and withdraw their funds from financial institutions.

In an interview Acting Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Governor Dr Jasmine Chipika said in terms of the Nostro accounts, everything classified as free funds, nothing has changed, people can still access their money and transact.

On Monday government through Statutory Instrument 142 of 2019 outlawed the use of multiple currencies which include British pound, United States dollar, South African rand, and Botswana pula through new regulations that compel all forms of transacting to be done in local currency, now formally known as Zimbabwe dollar.

Prior to the latest development, Zimbabwe used a basket of currencies collectively referred to as the multi-currency system, which was adopted in 2009 when the country scrapped its domestic currency.


IN REGIONAL NEWS … At least 16 people have been crushed to death at a stadium in Madagascar during independence day celebrations.

Details are still unclear, but authorities say the crush happened as people tried to leave the stadium after a parade and police closed the venue’s doors.

Dozens more were injured at the stadium in Antananarivo, the country’s capital.

Last September, a crowd surge during a football match at the same stadium killed one person and injured more than 30.

In the latest incident, thousands of people had gathered for a military parade and a concert.

News agency AFP reports that, after the parade, security officials opened the gates to allow spectators to leave. But witnesses said several gates were immediately closed and crowds were blocked by police, causing a deadly crush.



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