And Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations, Amos Chanda says the numbers of job cuts publicised in some section of the media are exaggerated.
Mr. Chanda told the Media at State House that in as much as the mines will cut jobs the numbers are far lower than those projected in the media.
He says President Lungu is in constant talks with the Mines in order to save jobs for the miners.
Mr. Chanda says Mopani Mine has assured the head of State that they will within 18 months period inject substantial investment in dollars to modernise the mines and also deal with the shocks arising from low copper prices.
Meanwhile Mr. Chanda says people criticizing President Lungu’s speech to Parliament are not being fair because the head of state addressed many issues including measures to cushion the Kwacha.
He says the President dealt with all economic fundamentals that will help the recovery of the country’s economy.