Luanshya Mayor Nathan Chanda unveiling the placard
Luanshya Mayor Nathan Chanda has said the economic prospects for Luanshya town are becoming bright with the increase of copper prices on the world market.

In a statement yesterday, the luanshya Mayor revealed that he has started engaging the China Nonferrous Metal Company Luanshya Copper Mine (CLM) over the reopening of Baluba underground mines which is on care and maintenance and the possibilities of reopening of 28 shaft Mine now that the copper prices on the world market were increasing.

Mr Chanda has since urged the management of CLM to quickly consider reopening the mines as soon as possible so that Luanshya can also benefit from the God given natural resources.

The luanshya mayor further urged CLM to also consider improving the condition and welfare of it’s workers.

And Mr. Chanda has appealed to the Copperbelt Energy Corporation (ECE) to consider increasing the amount of electricity being supplied to the mines which was reduced to 70 percent of the mine’s requirements now that there was an increase in copper demand on the market.

The Mayor noted that Luanshya residents were hopeful that services provided by facilities owned by CLM such as Luanshya Trustee School and Roan United Football Club must improve following the upswing in copper prices.

“I want to appeal to the management to do more in they social corporate responsibility (SCR) to the Luanshya community so that Luanshya can feel it’s impact as the biggest investor in the town” Mr. Chanda said

The luanshya mayor was accompanied by his deputy mayor Mr Golden Mulenga and other officials.

Meanwhile the the CLM management has said will not idle but doing everything possible to ensure that the mining sector positively contributes to improving the wellbeing of Luanshya residents.

And CLM Deputy Chief Executive Officers Wan Jijan said there were a number of issues which needed to be resolved before the reopening of Baluba Underground mine; the company’s flagship was reopened.

He added that currently CLM was only operating its new mine Muliyashi Open Pit Mine while it’s old mine Baluba was in 2015 placed under Care and Maintenance.

“Anyway! the mines have extended the working hours from 08:00 hours to 17:00 hours to 24 hours services

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Why has CEC reduced the amount of power tomthe mines, is this another rate disagreement. Come on transparency.
    Chsnda this is just a statement to make the junior cobra look dull. If the baliba mjne stays on care and maintenance how much is the improvement going to be in luanshya

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  2. kankubiti stop making political mileage over Kambwili! Remember Kambwili is the Last King of Scotland (if you have ever watched the movie). Therefore, he will rule Zambia one day and you will be in prison with your boss VODKA SWAZILAND LUNGU.
    What knowledge do you have to discuss what is going on the world market, do you even know who buys our copper, Stupid lyobe makaka!
    Dr. Kambwili is coming and not just coming but with FIRE!! Corrupt you will be in prison and no mercy .

    Cheers

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  3. This chap has failed to remove street vendors. Luanshya youth have no jobs. To make things worse apparently in Luanshya, people are sick and tired of noise pollution coming from bars permitted to operate till 4am and this ka chap has failed to do a thing about it. Drunk people piss*ing all over the premises outside to even shi*tting and the mayor is too chicken to do a thing about it. People have written letters to going to council and they remain quite. Most likely the bars are owned by Chi-Kambwili. The younng mayor is only interested in his farm and enriching his pockets. He is another one who had nothing and building an empire. Zambian’s are not stupid. They are watching and someone will explode. Don’t take people for fools.

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  4. Luanshya youth have no jobs and this guy has failed to remove street vendors. Apparently there is noise pollution coming from bars permitted to operate till 4am and he and his council have failed to do a thing about it. Drunk people uku-sunda all over the premises outside to even uku-nya and the mayor is afraid to do a thing about it. People have written letters to even going to council who have remain quite. Most likely the bars are owned by Chi-Kambwili. The young mayor is only interested in his farm and enriching his pockets. He is another one who had nothing and now building an empire. Zambian’s are not stupid. They are watching and someone will explode. Don’t take people for fools.

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