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Illegal mining irks mines minister

SOME illegal miners scavenging for lead at the closed Kabwe mine. PICTURE: CHAMBO NG’UNI

NKOLE MULAMBIA, Ndola
MINISTER of Mines and Minerals Development Richard Musukwa is concerned at the rampant increase of illegal mining activities by artisanal, small-scale and medium scale mining firms across the country.
Mr Musukwa has urged the Ministry of Mines, the Chamber of Mines and all other key stakeholders to quickly map out a more coordinated way of carrying out small-scale, medium scale and artisanal mining activities.
“I wish to express Government’s determination for a structured and coordinated approach to medium, artisanal and small-scale mining.
“As things stand, activities are disorganised and in addition operating procedures are completely outside the prescribed law,” he said this at the fourth mining gala night in Ndola http://epaper.daily-mail.co.zm/




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