Zvishavane-Mberengwa Minex To Address Health And Safety Issues For Miners

Zimbabwe Mining, Safety, Health, and Environmental Council will address small-scale miners’ concerns on safety, health, and environmental issues at the Zvishavane-Mberengwa Minex to be hosted in Zvishavane on the 5th of May 2022, Great Dyke News 24 reports.

In an interview with Great Dyke News 24, Zimshec Chairperson Makumba Nyenje said they will focus on mining practices.

“At the upcoming Minex, we are going g to talk more about SHE issues. We are going to talk separately on safety, health, and environmental issues. 

“We are going to share more light about basic mining practices like dewatering, shaft timberline, then we move to all processing that includes crushing of gold ores and wash plants.

“We are going to present on what to observe when one is crushing gold ores, we will talk much about observation of health issues, observations about safety precautions to be taken in hard hat areas as well as protection of the environment,” he said.

Nyenje said they have partnered with the Midlands State University to start training small-scale miners across the country.

“Recently we signed a Memorandum Of Understanding with Midlands State University which is one of the leading universities in Zimbabwe. They have developed some modules where we will train miners on safety, health, and environmental issues.

“Those managers who are going to get a certification would be able to run the mines, observe the issues to do with the Environmental Management Agency and safety regulations by the Ministry of Mines and Mining Development,” he said.

Minister of Mines and Mining Development, Winston Chitando will be the guest of honour at the event which brings small-scale miners, suppliers, and regulatory authorities together to shop, share and learn.