Build toilets or close

MARY PHIRI, Chingola
GOVERNMENT has given China Copper Mines (CCM) in Chingola 30 days to build suitable ablution blocks and a conducive canteen for the workers or risk closing down. Copperbelt Province Minister Elisha Matambo has expressed displeasure with the current state of toilets which employees at the mine use. Mr Matambo described the state of the toilets as “inhabitable” for the over 700 employees at the mine. “I feel like crying after seeing the toilets which our people use at this mine,” he said on Thursday after visiting the Chingola mine, where workers protested early last month demanding for improved working conditions. “The canteen is also in a bad state, which clearly justifies why workers protested for proper toilets to be built. You can’t be keeping human beings like animals. This is an indication that our people have been subjected to harsh treatment here.” Mr Matambo said despite the investment the company has made in the country, Government will not allow investors to mistreat Zambians. The provincial minister was CLICK TO READ MORE

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