HONE SIAME, Kitwe
NON-FERROUS Mining Corporation Africa (NFCA) Chambishi Mine has constructed 90 houses, a clinic and school for the displaced Twashupa and Mukulumpe residents within the south-east ore body in Kalulushi at a cost of K12 million.
NFCA relocated 80 people from Fitanda area where it is developing the US$832 million south-east ore body which will create 5,000 jobs for the local people.
NFCA corporate affairs manager Nelson Jirowa said in Kalulushi On Thursday that the mining firm has constructed 45 two bedroom and 45 one bedroom houses for the displaced people.
He said NFCA has also built a hospital and school for the people.
â€œWe have put up 90 dwelling houses for displaced people we have relocated to Fitanda within the south-east ore body weâ€™re developing.
We have also built a school and a modern clinic at a cost of K12 million,â€ Mr Jirowa said.
He said churches that were demolished to pave way for the multimillion dollar project will also be compensated.
On the south-east ore body project, Mr Jirowa said works are progressing well and that the mining firm has so far done two ventilation shafts and is only remaining with one.
â€œWe are hoping to complete our south-east ore body project before the end of next year. This is a very important project for us which will create 5,000 jobs,â€ Mr Jirowa said.
He said the project, which is expected to increase NFCAâ€™s copper production from 30,000 tonnes to 100,000 tonnes annually, will be commissioned in 2017.
NFCA currently has 3,000 employees and the companyâ€™s accumulative investment is expected to exceed US$1.1 billion once all
the projects are completed.
NFCA Africa Mining is a large-scale mining company operating in Kalulushi.
China Non-Ferrous Metal Mining Company Limited (CNMC) is the major shareholder in NFCA, with 85 percent stake, while the ZCCM Investments Holdings hold 15 percent shares.
HONE SIAME, Kitwe