“We received 85 special grant applications,” GOVERNMENT is considering repaying the bulk of nearly 90 investors who applied for special grants in 2011 when the State unveiled plans to ramp up coal production and output in a bid to stabilise a sustained economic crisis in the country. In hindsight, it appears the Ministry of Mines and Mining Development now admits that it could have been in a hurry to collect huge sums of money in application fees without considering if it could accomodate additional coal mines in the country’s coal hotspots in Matabeleland North province where the bulk of the concessions are located. Last week, Mines and Mining Development Minister, Walter Chidhakwa (pictured), said it was…