Minister of Mines Amos Midzi of Zimbabwe

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Midzi said the board would focus on investment promotion, valueaddition of minerals, elevation of small-scale miners, market growth as well as diversification to the "Look East" policy.
Midzi was appointed as Ambassador to the United States in 1993.
Midzi received 56,796 votes against 262,275 votes for Mudzuri.
Midzi was nominated as ZANU-PF's candidate for the House of Assembly seat from Epworth, a suburb of Harare, in the March 2008 parliamentary election.
The Herald reported on January 3, 2009, that Midzi had been dismissed from the Cabinet earlier in the week, along with 11 other ministers, because he no longer held any seat in Parliament.
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mining conference today in Windhoek, Namibia.
Cde Midzi was responding to a question by Ms Priscilla Misihairabwi-Mushonga (Glen Norah MDC) on the fuel agreement between Zimbabwe and Libya.
Cde Midzi said oil companies sending tankers to collect fuel from the Msasa and Feruka depots would be required to produce receipts from filling stations to ensure the fuel reached the intended destination.
Midzi is also the chairman of the Zanu PF Harare province.
In the March 29 election, Midzi received Midzi was defeated by the MDC's Jembere Elias, receiving 4,758 votes against 6,220 votes for Elias.
When reached by phone, Amos Midzi was vindictive, taunting the Tribune to come to his headquarters to ask questions in person.
Energy Minister Amos Midzi said most commuter omnibuses were no longer plying their routes.
Midzi is also Zanu PF’s chairman for Harare province.
Midzi was quoted as saying the issue of ground pegging by companies was a cause for concern as there was so much ground "sterilised" by claims pegged in speculation of future developments.
There is need to open ground to serious mine developers," Midzi was quoted as saying.
Midzi said to prevent speculative tendencies, firms would now be required to provide proof of mineral discovery before claims could be registered, adding that this was in line with the country's Mines and Minerals Act that allows for exploration before pegging, hence miners were expected to have done so before applying for registration of claims.
Zimbabwe will go ahead with its controversial plans to "indigenise" the mining sector, but exceptions will be granted to foreign companies that demonstrate "some form of social investment", Minister of Mines and Mining Development Amos Midzi has said.
Midzi said his government would also take control of strategic resource sectors such as uranium, coal and methane gas under the new policy likely to be passed later this year, with local businesses taking up majority stakes in other sectors.
Midzi said his government's policy on encouraging greater local involvement in the mining sector would be "buttressed" by yet another controversial move - the "use it or lose it principle.
Earlier, when he presented a paper titled "The Role of Mining in Industrial Development", Midzi had urged the over nine southern African countries represented at the seminar to come up with "a legislative environment, which takes care of both the interests of the investor and those of the country, granted that those interests may not be contradictory.
Midzi was heavily criticised on national television by President Mugabe throwing the former’s political future into doubt.
It looks like Midzi is in danger of being fired,” he said.
Mines and Mining Development minister Amos Midzi says the government has realised that many companies are holding on to unexploited claims for speculative purposes when the country has many potential indigenousentrepreneurs who can make good use of the claims.
In a statement to the Chamber of Mines on Friday, Mines Minister Amos Midzi said cabinet had approved amendments to the mining law "to indigenise 51 percent in some instances of all foreign-owned companies.
Midzi said the new draft would be put out for comment from industry before being placed before Parliament, where Mugabe's ruling ZANU-PF party holds a comfortable majority and could easily pass it into law.
Zimbabwe's state-owned press is reporting that mines minister Amos Midzi is to be censured for his efforts to indigenise the mining industry.
Mr Midzi is said to have championed the plans to acquire a 51 per cent stake in the country's mining interests, despite public opposition from the industry.
Earlier this week Mr Midzi was reported to have vowed the country would "not be deviated from that policy", but now sources tell the Independent the minister has gone too far.
Midzi has created problems for himself and government over the mines controversy.
Energy Minister Amos Midzi said the price of regular petrol would be raised by 209% and diesel by 68.
Mr Midzi said that he expects "good management and efficiency" from the state's fuel procurement monopoly, the National Oil Company of Zimbabwe (NOCZIM) to bring an improvement in the fuel supply situation.
The sources say Midzi is expected to be made "the fall guy" in the fiasco.
But Midzi has denied that his policy amounted to nationalisation.
Midzi is being accused of decampaigning Mugabe in the March 29 harmonised elections, in which the MDC’s Morgan Tsvangirai outpolled Mugabe.
Midzi is a very close relative of the President and a trusted one for that matter.
Mines minister Amos Midzi has run into serious trouble over his recent statements that government plans to acquire 51% of foreign-owned mining companies, with 25% grabbed for free.
Government sources said Midzi had stirred a hornet’s nest in official circles and would soon be censured for his remarks by higher authorities, including President Robert Mugabe.
Midzi has created problems for himself and government over the mines controversy,” a source said.
Midzi was not answering his cellular phone yesterday when sought for comment.
Midzi has been trying to do some damage control by denying that his policy amounted to nationalisation.