Lumwana Mine has rescinded its decision to lay off 4 thousand workers following government’s move to revise the Mineral Royalty Tax regime.
North Western Province Permanent Secretary, Amos Malupenga says Lumwana Mine General Manager, Bill Macnevin communicated the decision to his office on Wednesday.
Mr. Malupenga was speaking to ZNBC News in Lusaka on Thursday after featuring on Radio 2?s Government Forum programme.
He said that the people of North Western province are happy that government revised the Mining Taxation regime which would have had negative impact on the mining sector in the country.
Mr. Malupenga also disclosed that the National Road Fund Agency has released 14 million kwacha for township roads in 5 districts in the province.
He said the money will be used to work on 25 point 5 kilometers of roads in Solwezi and 19 kilometers in Kasempa, Mufumbwe, Zambezi, Chavuma and Mwinilunga Districts.
Meanwhile Mr. Malupenga says government has embarked on a 300 million dollars project to connect all the districts in the province to the Zesco national grid.
He says the move will result in further social and economic growth in the province.