MASVINGO- The Minerals Marketing Corporation of Zimbabwe (MMCZ) has revealed that it will offer outlined training programmes for youths and small-scale miners on precious, semi-precious and chrome in a bid to boost their production capacity and compliment the country’s target to turn the mining sector into a 12 billion industry by 2030.
With the help of the Young Miners Foundation (YMF), MMCZ revealed that they have targeted all the provinces in the country and they are ready to assist young miners with provision of information related to products, markets expert procedures and regulations and consolidation of mineral products from various miners.
In an interview with TellZim news, MMCZ General Manager Tongai Muzenda said the training is starting in the quarter of the year.
“The training should start this quarter, we are liaising with Young Miners Foundation (YMF) on the modalities,” said Muzenda.
He said they decided to start this training programme because they want cover the gap between the youths and, minerals and metals knowledge.
“We have decided to start this training now because we have realised that the minerals and metals knowledge gap in our youths and we want to cover it.
“We also advise young miners to prioritise registering and participating in international fairs and conferences,” said Muzenda.
MMCZ has also stated that they will continue purchasing from young miners for onward resell, provide linkages with possible investors for value addition and beneficiation.