The Mines and Mining Development Parliamentary Portfolio Committee is set to track productivity trends in the sector in line with the National Development Strategy One-NDS1 targets.

The mining sector is expected to play a critical role in line with the NDS1 through increased production and revenue generation.

Mines and Mining Development Portfolio Committee Chairman Honourable Edmond Mukaratigwa says the committee will track issues such as value addition, import substitution, revenue inflows and overall contribution to economic development.

“As a committee we know the importance of the sector so that we can contribute to overall growth.”

Honourable Mukaratigwa also spoke about the importance of the small scale miners in the achievement of the NDS1 targets.

“They have a crucial role to play such that we really appreciate them.”

Under the new economic blue print, the mining sector is expected to focus on increased revenue generation, creating jobs, enhancing mineral values, increasing exploration among others.

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