diamonds chiyadzwa.jpgZimbabwe Women in Mining is in the process of rolling out a capacity building programme which is set to benefit over 200 of its members by equipping them with relevant managerial and technical skills with the aim of increasing production.

The representative association of women in mining whose membership is drawn from all the country’s provinces says it has engaged foreign investors to sponsor the capacity building programme.

30 women will initially be enrolled with several local training institutions including the Zimbabwe School of Mines.

Zimbabwe Women in Mining President, Mrs. Eveline Musharu, noted that the programme whose objective is to ensure that the women improve their operations, is expected in the long run to contribute towards the attainment of high growth rate in the mining industry.

The association whose members are mostly involved in small scale gold mining is targeting to produce at least 300 kilogrammes of the precious metal per month by June this year in line with government efforts to increase production in the sector.