Govt To Shut Down 60% Of Gold Millers Countrywide
The government is set to close the majority of gold milling centres in the country for alleged corrupt activities.
Reports indicate that millers owe more than $500 million in unpaid fees to the government.
In an interview with Sunday News on the sidelines of a small-scale forum held in Bulawayo last Wednesday, Mines and Mining Development Deputy Minister Polite Kambamura said:
The gold mobilisation team went around all the provinces and identified some millers who were not declaring their production to Fidelity Printers and also observed illegal mining by some miners.
So they will be going around again to find out whether whatever they recommended was done or not and it’s unfortunate that some millers are going to be shut down because they failed to comply. I’m not sure about the numbers but a lot of them, maybe 60 per cent of millers.