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Scott assures Miners at Lumwana of job security

General News Scott assures Miners at Lumwana of job security

Acting President Guy Scott talks to Tazama pipiline managing director Davison Thawethe (r) during the tour of newly constructed Solwezi Fuel Depot on Thursday in Solwezi as Local government minister Emmanuel Chenda (l) looks on
Acting President Guy Scott talks to Tazama
pipiline managing director Davison Thawethe (r) during the tour of
newly constructed Solwezi Fuel Depot on Thursday in Solwezi as Local
government minister Emmanuel Chenda (l) looks on

Acting President Guy Scott has assured miners at Lumwana Mine in North-western Province that their jobs are safe.

Dr. Scott told the miners that government is working round the clock that they keep their jobs.

He said this when he visited the copper mine today in the company of Local Government Minister Emmanuel Chenda, Sports Minister Chishimba Kambwili, Patriotic Front Secretary General Davies Chama and North-western Province Permanent Secretary Amos Malupenga.

Dr. Scott urged workers to remain calm and peaceful as government engages Lumwana to find best solution to resolve impasse with the mine owners who have threatened to lay off workers.

And Barrick Gold Director of Operations for Africa and Middle East Brian Greenbec told Journalists that Lumwana Mine will be suspending operations until an amicable solution is found.

He said his company had followed the right procedures and stands ready to negotiate with government to ensure the mine remains operational and profitable.

Mr. Greenbec denied that his company is blackmailing government by threatening to close the mine following the introduction of new mining taxation regime.

He attributed the decision to suspend mining operations to falling copper prices on international market which has negatively affected the company business.

Over 4500 employees working at Lumwana coper mine risk losing their jobs if the mine is shut.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. That is the way to go PF.
    I don’t want HH who was suspended from the university of Zambia for cheating during exams as the president.
    I don’t want HH who is a Satanist as the president
    IFINTU NI BA LUNGU
    2015 VOTE ECL
    2016 ECL NAFUTI NAFUTI .

  2. Hard to assure someone of their job when his or her own boss is telling them he’s about to hand out 4500 pink slips and there are 4500 of you working that shift.

  3. How I wish Dr Scott could share with PF colleagues what his experience was in Mwinilunga when he held a rally yesterday. Hehehehe. That was so embarrassing. But PF, awee sure. This living in past glory of Sata’s error will cause PF members to have stroke. Just watch what will happen to EL on 20th. You will be so embarassed.

    • In every game opposing teams score but it is the one who scores most at the end of the game who walks away with the Silverware.

  4. Please this must be a win win situation.I urge the govennment to sit down with lumwana and a find a way forward.The government should not boast that their path is the best.

  5. Its that all guy came to do, to assure us, he shouldnt have come… we expected that his visit here will yield results…dont play with us ba pf, word of mouth does not work for us, put it in black and white, show us the agreement between pf and lumwana…
    Your r playing with ourlives…u should av mentioned its votes you came for, we would av talk at that level…
    Sort out our problems or we all (4500+), vote for HH

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