|Minerals policy to support value addition|
|Friday, 10 May 2013 11:05|
A mines and mineral policy draft workshop has been held in Bulawayo to allow stakeholders to give their input on issues they want included in the draft.
A consultant from the Ministry of Mines and Mining Development, Dr Paul Jordan gave a presentation on the mineral policy to the delegates.
The draft mineral policy is a working guideline and consultative workshops are being conducted throughout the country.
In his presentation, Dr Jordan said the new mines and mineral policy should ensure that equitable and optimal exploitation of mineral resources supports broad base, sustainable growth and socio-economic development.
He said it is crucial for the policy to also ensure that the country does not export minerals in their raw form but focuses on value addition.