MINES MINISTRY TAKING STRONG STANCE AGAINST MALPRACTICE.
Written by yafmnews on July 8, 2019
The Ministry of Mines and Mining Development has assured its stakeholders and players in the mining sector that malpractice and other related ills will not be tolerated in Zimbabwe’s mining sector. Addressing the media, Mines and Mining Development Minister Winston Chitando said all cases of malpractice will be fully investigated.
Last week the Ministry suspended technical staff including surveyors including provincial mining director at its Mashonaland West and Central provincial mining offices.
The Zimbabwe Union of Journalists, ZUJ says the repeal of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, AIPPA and proposed new legislation should decriminalize journalism.
In an interview ZUJ Secretary General Foster Dongozi said the current legislative reforms are a positive step towards liberalization of the media space.
Dongozi added that the remuneration, welfare and safety of journalists should improve.
The safety of journalists remains a concern around the world. A Media Institute of Southern Africa, MISA 2018 report shows that a total of 14 journalists were assaulted during their course of work last year.
Vendors in Zvishavane say their cat and mouse relationship with Zvishavane Town Council police has improved and they are working freely in designated market places.
In an interview with Great Dyke News’s Tariro Warara informal traders said they realized working within the confines of the law was easier. Those still in undesignated areas however said the Zimbabwe Republic police continues to disrupt their operations.
Zimbabwe Informal Economy Associations Midlands Provincial chairperson Shepherd Museve said in Gweru constant dialogue has brought an end to the running battles of previous years.