Acting Government spokesperson Vincent Mwale who is also Minister of Youth and Sports with Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations to the President Amos Chanda during the briefing at State House
State House says President Edgar Lungu is actively engaged with the Mines and Mine Workers Unions to deal with the impending job losses in the sector.

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.

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9 COMMENTS

  1. I thought fat Albert the F.O.OL Kambwili said the as far as government was concerned it was business as usual…..

    The mining companies always have the last laugh. You can not force someone to continue running a loss making business… if the are two things in abundance in PF, its the concentrations of F.OOLs and lack of logic

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  2. The media is exaggerating the number of jobs???

    Amos Chanda, you should know by now that is a PF speciality.

    We are still waiting for the 500,000 jobs you promised.

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  3. This situation is so annoying and I think the only way out is to run these mines ourselves! these guys are always trying to chicken out every time ka copper price kapona!

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  4. Give us the corrected (cooked) figures, according to Govt kayi! If one answer is wrong, then, there must be a correct one; without just dismissing the wrong answer and keep quiet.

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  5. Mr Amos Chanda, you Minister of Information on Sunday Interview categorically stated that there will be no job losses in the mines. He blasted LCM and told the miners to go back to work. He assured the Mopani miners that they will not lose their jobs. What has happened? Has reality now dawned that you do not own those mines? That Glencore is not a mickey mouse company you can threaten on TV? Tell us. What has changed between that sunday interview and now? You are showing us that PF is a very dysfunctional Govt. A real Chinbwi No Plan. How do you expect us to believe your other promises? The 500,000 jobs in Dec 2016?

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