The government has revealed that mining title owners owing inspection fees and mining rights dues will not be able to export their minerals as Government moves in to recover its money.
In a statement seen by Great Dyke News 24, by Mines and Mining Development Permanent Secretary Onismor Mazai-Moyo, the government said it is owed huge sums of money in terms of inspection fees and other service charges.
“The Ministry is owed huge sums of money in terms of inspection fees and other service charges.
“In terms of the provisions of the Mines and Minerals Act Chapter 21:05, it is the obligation of every mining titleholder to timeously inspect and renew their mining rights.
“With effect from 1 May 2020, the Ministry of Mines and Mining Development will no longer be providing support services like issuance of export permits and all movement permits amongst other key services to clients that are not in good standing with the Ministry,” reads the statement.
Mines Ministry is pursuing a 2023 milestone by which it seeks to grow sector exports from US$2,7 billion in 2017 to US$12 billion.