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Exploration for uranium is underway in Siavonga and Chirundu Districts-Yaluma

Economy Exploration for uranium is underway in Siavonga and Chirundu Districts-Yaluma

Mines Minister Christopher Yaluma
Mines Minister Christopher Yaluma

Minister of Mines, Christopher Yaluma says exploration for uranium is underway in Siavonga and Chirundu Districts. Mr. Yaluma also says the grade of the uranium will be ascertained once the exploration exercise has been concluded.

He has explained that Government initially issued exploration licences to two companies to conduct the exercise and that one of these is GOGETS of the United Kingdom.

Mr. Yaluma was speaking in parliament in response to a question by Chimwemwe Member of Parliament, Elias Mwila who wanted to know whether there are any confirmed deposits of uranium in Zambia.

And Mr. Yaluma also said there are traces of uranium in Northern province. He said this is according to a mapping exercise of the province which has just been concluded.

Mr. Yaluma however said that the quantity could not be ascertained at this stage.

17 COMMENTS

    • Is this not the Minister who left Zesco in its rotten state. I reported a fault last evening in Nkana East in Kitwe at 17hrs upto this morning Zesco has not been, I slept in darkness due to the inefficiency which he left at ZESCO. Now he should be talking about uranium

    • There is Uranium in Siavonga.It’s very dangerous to give private entities exploration licences. GRZ should instead immediately protect this very dangerous product from being mined. My appeal to GRZ is , to increase security personnel and patrols in the area.

      In addition, there is Gold in Siavonga.

  1. Uranium is as toxic as Zambian politics stay away from that dangerous metal.Even the uranium deposits in Niger are controlled by France cuz the locals don’t have the skill set.

  2. You are the Minister I admire: You do not speak ill of others. Honorable Yaluma God bless you. A mutima usuma uyo Lesa afwaya: Now my brother are Zambians going to benefit from that mineral. Copper , emeralds have not done anything. See our cities in Copperbelt as though they is no copper in the copperbelt . Come and see Kitwe Town Centre, See Business centre how it looks. Batoba mabwe ukushika ama pot hole Go to Chingola and Ndola. These should have been the cleanest in the Central Africa.

  3. Ba Yaluma such a mineral better left alone we don’t want problems coz what we produce benefits are never seen. Like Lord is king has said we see nothing apart from trucks damaging our roads loaded with our minerals and all kinds of mining machinery.

  4. Why do you think George Bush was painting a hospital in Livingstone? Because he cares??? Bull****. They were actually looking for an excuse to visit the Southern Province.

  5. GOOD COMMENTS SO FAR!! For NOW LET US BE HAPPY THAT COAL and NICKEL are ENOUGH MINERALS COMING from Southern Province, FOR NOW, LET US CONTINUE DEVELOPING SOUTHERN PROVINCE FOR ITS TOURISM AND AGRICULTURE!! Uranium MAY JUST DAMAGE THE BEAUTY OF THE PROVINCE AND COUNTRY WITH NO BENEFIT FOR THE PEOPLE!!

  6. Zambia is endowed with vast Mineral Deposits, including Uranium, Thorium and other strategic minerals.
    These are key to sustainable Energy Production, utility and Development.
    Let use Satellite Technology to pinpoint reservoirs of these and other minerals .

  7. I agree with Nzelu. Indeed, some natural resources are better left unexplored! Let those who need uranium for their weapons of mass destruction, explore and mine their own uranium. Uranium mining is deadly and extremely toxic to the environment. The dangers of uranium mining far, far outweigh the economic benefits. But, as usual, shortsighted and vision less African leaders never see things that way. If l had my way, l would close all the mines in Zambia AND concentrate on AGRICULTURE. Or/and allow all those interested in mining, whatever mineral, including copper, do so at their OWN PERIL but be made to pay taxes to the state WITHOUT question or mercy! Absolutely NO INCENTIVES for multinational corporations mining in Zambia…they mine on our terms; OR pack and go!!!!!!

  8. How can you say we should not mine Uranium? Zambians should come out of poverty mentality. They seem to be happy that they are poor. Just because another country failed to handle Uranium so we should not attempt to explore it?

  9. Maybe the people who have been lied to for years that HH is the president of Zambia will soon come to know the truth! The president must be going there every day to launch developmental projects and soon – perhaps soon, they will know that HH is not the president!

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