Im­prove safety in small-scale mines

Sunday News (Zimbabwe) - - Comment & Analysis -

IT came as a loss for Croc­o­dile res­i­dents who lost their lives to­wards the end of last month. It all hap­pened at a small-scale mine at Croc­o­dile com­mu­nal land sit­u­ated a few kilo­me­tres from Esigo­dini Town­ship along Fal­con Col­lege road when a small- scale mine col­lapsed leav­ing two min­ers de­ceased.

It is an open fact that the chances of get­ting a job in Zim­babwe are very slim re­sult­ing in a huge num­ber of youths un­em­ployed. How­ever, most youths find gold pan­ning as an al­ter­na­tive.

Min­ing is one of the most pay­ing sec­tor if prop­erly done. The only chal­lenge be­ing faced by these small-scale min­ers is that they don’t have enough/ad­e­quate min­ing equip­ment to sup­port and bal­ance their mines so that they can op­er­ate safely. The poverty is forc­ing the un­em­ployed peo­ple to risk their lives by ven­tur­ing into un­safe sit­u­a­tions.

It is quite ad­vis­able to urge peo­ple to take nec­es­sary pre­cau­tions while go­ing about their ac­tiv­i­ties of min­ing. Fail­ure to do that will con­tinue to re­sult in se­ri­ous fa­tal­i­ties in the min­ing sec­tor. Zulu Mpofu, Esikhoveni, Esigo­dini.

Re­move ugly-look­ing ru­ral vil­lage in Lu­veve

I AM writ­ing to find out about an ug­ly­look­ing ru­ral vil­lage that is sit­u­ated along Lu­veve road op­po­site Lu­veve Po­lice sta­tion. May the City Coun­cil please as­sist us with an­swers? Why was it built? By who and why is it badly main­tained. Who are the own­ers?

There seems to be no toi­let there or wa­ter but there are peo­ple liv­ing there. This vil­lage is very ugly and a bad ex­am­ple of what a real Zim­bab­wean home­stead looks like. If it was in­tended for tourism hayi! Please it’s em­bar­rass­ing us to our visi­tors. May who­ever owns it at least main­tain it as a proper vil­lage and ren­o­vate it or the City Fa­thers must sim­ply de­mol­ish it. It is a sore sight in the mid­dle of Lu­veve. I’m hop­ing for a re­sponse from the coun­cil. B Ndlovu, New Lu­veve, Byo.

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