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Committee on Mines, Energy and Power Development visiting Chiadzwa
diamond mining fields
Southern African Parliamentary Support Trust
March 27, 2012
Committee on Mines, Energy and Power Development will be conducting
a fact-finding visit to Chiadzwa
Diamond Mining Fields as well as public hearings in the affected
communities as part of its oversight function, starting on Wednesday
28 March 2012. The main objective of the visit to Chiadzwa Diamond
Mining Fields is for the Committee to assess for itself progress
on the ground and to hear views of the affected people in the Marange
community who were displaced by the mining operations.
mission comes after several failed attempts last year, where the
visits were aborted at the last minute due to failure of meeting
stringent bureaucratic procedures. It is hoped that this time, the
Committee has done its homework properly to ensure that all the
necessary requirements for its visit have been met.
will kick-start its busy schedule by touring production plants of
all the companies mining at Chiadzwa and will have the opportunity
to pose questions to representatives of the mining companies. The
Committee will also meet the Governor of Manicaland Province, Hon.
Christopher Mushowe and other government departments involved in
the relocation programme of the affected Marange families.
will also have a separate meeting with the Mutare business community
on Friday 30 March 2012.
29 March, the Committee will conduct a public hearing at Zengeni
Shopping Centre at 1400 hours to gather the views of the community
about the mining operations in the area. A second public hearing
will be conducted the following day at 1400 hours to hear the views
of the people who were relocated from Chiadzwa to Transau Farm.
will wind off its programme on Friday 30 March 2012 with a visit
to Transsau Farm where the affected families have been relocated.
is chaired by Hon. Edward Chindori-Chininga (ZANU PF Guruve South).
Mrs. C. Mataruka is the Committee Clerk and she will be accompanying
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