The Environmental Management Agency (Ema) has revised a number of its licensing regulations to enable small-scale and artisanal miners to get into business easily. Addressing a press conference in Bulawayo recently Ema board chairperson Ambassador Zenzo Nsimbi said,
Ema has had a look at the impact of charges that are incurred by small-scale miners to start. In line with the ease of doing business Ema has revised the regulations that affect the small-scale miners…We have come up with a package where we say a small-scale miner can buy that package. Once they have got that package at an affordable fee, we then monitor them according to how they adhere to that package. That package will avoid them going to expensive consultancy in order to get their EIAs.
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