Mines Minister Christopher Yaluma says the PF Government is determined to unpack the operations of all mining companies in Zambia.
Mr Yaluma said the recently launched industry wide forensic audit of the mining industry is a step towards cleaning up the situation in the mines.
He said for a very long time, the mining industry has operated in secrecy with little or no understanding of its operations by Government and other stakeholders.
“With what is happening at KCM, this is the beginning of opening up of the mining sector.
We want to unmask this important sector and allow Zambians to understand how it operates.
For a long time, mines were operating in secrecy but we are saying more transparency is required,” Mr Yaluma told Journalists in Lusaka.
Mr Yaluma said the recent KCM audit results managed to shed light on some of the operational challenges faced by the mining giant.
“We are hoping to build on that KCM audit. The revelations in the KCM audit were shocking and to an extent showed the mismanagement going on at some of these mines but we are determined as a Government to clean up the mining sector,” he said.