Miners get support, training

Source: Daily News

THE government has introduced a small-scale mining portal which will connect small scale miners across the country with foreign markets and international mining dealers. Already, the new system has started reaching the target groups with Mwanza Region and the rest of the Lake Zone being the first to be familiarised with it.

About 20 small scale miners were educated on how to apply it yesterday. Some of the advantages expected from using the system includes facilitating the miners with reliable and up to date information on the markets, prices and updates on the changing mining technologies.

Opening the stakeholders workshop on the system, the Assistant Commissioner of Mines in the Lake and Western Zones, Eng David Mulabwa, said small scale miners were now set to improve their businesses by gathering more skills through the system.

“The application of this system not only will support you with timely information in the mining sector, but will also be expected to help you improve quality of mining products leading to advanced levels in mining in the future,” he said.

According to Eng Mulabwa, the government is determined to revamp small scale mining that is why so far more than 7bn/- have been dished out to qualified miners as subsidy. He said so far 122 Small Scale Miners in the country have benefited from the subsidy arrangement as more evaluation was going on to identify more beneficiaries among the licensed ones.

The subsidy arrangement will be sustainable and was one of the measures that targets to improve small scale mining which is anticipated to attract more dealers in the near future, he said.

Apart from providing subsidy, Eng Mulabwa said the Ministry of Energy and Minerals in collaboration with other stakeholders was in the final stages of introducing mineral processing centres with modern technology to facilitate equitable mining opportunities.

The Technical Officer from the Sustainable Management of Mineral Resources Project (SMMRP), Ms Veronica Nangale said the project was designed to help the small scale miners achieve profitable mining.

In doing so, the project will, apart from providing funds, facilitate the availability of modern equipment which was one of the challenges facing many small miners in the country.

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