Zambia would benefit more from copper, says Dodia

MINERS processing copper at one of the mines on the Copperbelt.

THE Private Sector Development Association (PSDA) says there is need for Zambia to establish industrial units to add value to copper before it’s exported to increase foreign exchange and job creation.

PSDA chairperson Yusuf Dodia said Zambia would benefit more from copper if it had a well-established and improved processing capacity.

In an interview, Mr Dodia said copper is Zambia’s foreign exchange earner on the global market.
He said with the anticipated positive outlook for copper price this year, Zambia should take advantage of the opportunity by utilising all ventures that lie in the mining industry.
“Despite the mining sector significantly contributing to job creation and economic growth, the industry still has vast unexploited potential that can further boost the economy and

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