The Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe (CoMZ) has chosen new leaders who will represent the country’s mining companies for the next two years. The decision was made at the chamber’s annual conference this week.
Thomas Gono, who works for the Golden Reef Mine, will now serve as the chamber’s president. He replaces Colin Chibafa from Anglo American’s Unki Mine, who will be the group’s immediate past president.
Gono used to be Chibafa’s deputy. He now takes on the role of president at an important time as Zimbabwe’s mines strive to meet a target of $12 billion in output by the end of the year.
John Musekiwa from Zimasco will act as first vice president while Munashe Shava from Hwange Colliery Company will fill the position of second vice president.
Chamber of Mines CEO Isaac Kwesu confirmed that the organization picked Gono as president for 2023 and 2024, following their internal election process.
The new leadership likely faces responsibilities like advocating for Zimbabwe’s mines, guiding government policy, and helping the sector expand production and competitiveness. Issues like financing, power supply and productivity gains will probably be high on their agenda.