People’s Democratic Party Leader, Advocate Tendai Biti says the country needs to strengthen its position with the Kimberly Process Certification scheme to curb diamond leakages. This comes at a time the parliamentary portfolio committee on mines and energy is investigating on the alleged looting of 15 billion diamond revenue . Speaking during the launch of […]

President Emerson Mnangagwa has expressed the government’s commitment in upgrading Science and technology for the revitalisation of the country’s commerce and industry. Speaking during the  commissioning of Midlands State University’s first incubation hub in Gweru yesterday, president Mnangagwa says government’s commitment has earlier  seen  the introduction of  STEM initiative  which  has seen high school students getting their […]

Meanwhile Highlands residents in Zvishavane have petitioned for allocation of space by the local authority for  the construction of a police campsite in the area ,a measure they say will curb the increased crime rate. One  Peter Moyo who is leading the petition, told YA FM news that as residents they are concerned with the […]

Local Residents from Hillview ,Advelorem and other Shabanie Mine suburbs who have gone  for days without electricity say they suspect the power outage is a result of electric cable theft which is rampant in the mining town. Residents that spoke to Ya FM voiced their concerns and said it was not the first time this […]

Zimbabwe and Allied Minerals Workers Union yesterday clashed with authorities at Sanhe He Holdings following the latter`s alleged refusal to allow the union to inspect its premises. The union was responding to allegations of unfair labour practices at the mine. A YA FM news crew witnessed the incident in which an official from the mine […]

Buy Zimbabwe Chief Executive Officer Munyaradzi Hwengwere says there is need to promote competitiveness in the local sector especially at a time when government is luring foreign direct investment into the country. Speaking at the launch of the 8th Buy Zimbabwe Summit in Harare this morning, Mr Hwengwere said there is need to promote competitiveness on […]

Zvishavane Town Council has hailed Mimosa Mining Company for donating a refuse compactor as well as handing over Mandava stadium, saying this will benefit the community. The town council yesterday was handed over ownership of Mandava Stadium at an event that was officiated by VP Constantino Chiwenga. In a telephone interview with YA FM news, […]

Small scale gold producers have been commended for their high performance in the first quota of the year, as their output continues to increase on a monthly basis. Small scale gold producers last month produced 1.9 tonnes of the yellow metal compared to primary producers who produced 982 kilogrammes. In March small scale producers produced […]

Zanu PF Midlands Province spokesperson Cornelius Mpereri has dismissed as false reports that there will be a rerun of the Zvishavane-Ngezi National Assembly primary election which were held last week. The highly contested ticket was won by Dumezweni Mpofu who floored four other contestants including incumbent Zvishavane-Ngezi Member of Parliament John Holder and politburo member […]

The Mining industry has come up with 5 year plan to grow the sector anchored on the positive performance of key minerals. In an interview with YAFM news, Minister of Mines and Mining Development, Winston Chitando says there is a notable output and revenue increase in minerals such as Coal, Gold, Platinum and Chrome. He […]


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