ZMF – FIDELITY PARTNERSHIP TO PROTECT ARTISANAL MINERS.

Written by on June 27, 2019

The Zimbabwe Miners Federation (ZMF) says it hopes the partnership it has Fidelity printers will protect miners from the challenges of the past which include wanton arrest among other things.

Speaking to Great Dyke News, ZMF Secretary General, Morgan Mugawu said miners will get identity cards and they will be expected to produce at least three grams a month and deliver to Fidelity.

Miners have in the past been in a cat and mouse battle with law enforcement something that has derailed production in the small scale mining sector.

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Minister of Health and Child Care calls for quality Health Care deliveries in different Health Institutions countrywide.

Speaking during a Parliamentary meeting  today Minister Obadiah Moyo said Quality Health Care should motto in both  Public and Private health institutions  in order to bring back Zimbabwe to normalcy in terms of Health care.

Earlier the National Physicians Association of Zimbabwe had announced that in reaction to SI 142 which introduced the Zimbabwe dollar as the sole legal tender, its executive had approved new local tariffs which are immediately effective pending clarity on the market and consultations.

In a statement association said it had agreed to transition from the multi-currency based tariffs to the new local currency. The initial consultation fees were pegged at US$120.00 and will now at ZWD$1800.00 according to the statement, this translates to a rate of 15% which was used to convert to the local currency.

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The Ministry of Energy and power development says it has paid part of the country’ power imports debt to Mozambique and South Africa and it expects its imports to increase and ease the current load shedding.

Addressing legislators in the house of assembly Energy and Power Development minister Advocate Fortune Chasi said 10 million had so far been paid and the power utility is awaiting word on how much it can now import.

ACTUALITY – CHASI

He however added that the power utility has a number of challenges which have led to the current situation.

ACTUALITY – CHALLENGES

Zimbabwe is largely depending on thermal power from Hwange in light of reduced electricity production at Kariba Power plant due to low water levels at Lake Kariba. The country is experiencing severe power cuts that have seen consumers enduring long periods without electricity. Business, including industrialists and miners has since raised concerns, warning the rolling power cuts would severely erode viability.

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Residents in the Great Dyke have welcomed Government’s initiative to install a tracking system in all government vehicles so as to monitor their movements and guard against abuse of government vehicles by government employees.

 Speaking to Great Dyke News, residents said applauded the development and said it was long overdue as some unruly elements used the vehicles to run personal errands.

In an interview Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Transport Engineer Amos Marawa said tracking systems will be fitted on cars before they are delivered and on  those that are already in use.

 

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