Dialogue key for mining sector

Barrick Miners

GOVERNMENT’S continued support to the mining industry is critical in ensuring that the sector remains the country’s economic backbone, United States Ambassador to Zambia Daniel Foote has said.
Mr Foote said there is need for Government to continue creating an enabling environment if the mining sector is to provide more jobs, tax revenue and export earnings.
Speaking during a visit to First Quantum Minerals’ (FQM) Sentinel Mine at Kalumbila recently, he said dialogue between various stakeholders such as mining companies, Government and communities will ensure a win-win situation.
“After seeing the mine and its impressive modern facilities, and the enormous investment that has been made as well the impressive investment made into communities and some of the corporate social responsibility, I think it is a great example of what can be done in Zambia with the right investment

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