Black Mountain handover to Jerabos has nothing to do with Politics-Mwakalombe

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Copperbelt Province Minister Japhen Mwakalombe
Copperbelt Province Minister Japhen Mwakalombe

Chongwe Member of Parliament (MP) and Copperbelt Province Minister , Japhen Mwakalombe has paid a glaring tribute to president Edgar Lungu for handing over 10% shares of the black mountain to the youths on the Copperbelt saying the move is aimed at empowering the unemployed youths in the province.

Mwakalombe, who is also new Copperbelt Minister told journalists at the PF Interactive Forum held at Charisma Hotel on Sunday that, the people opposing to the government decision to handover the 10% share of the black mountain to the youths don’t mean well to the Zambian youths in general.

According to Mwakalombe the decision to handover a 10% share of the black mountain should be seen in the light of empowering the youths in the province and not for political because this is another form of creating jobs for youths in the province.

“For sure this decision has nothing to do with politics but a service be given to the youths on the Copperbelt by the government snd will benefit the young people especially the unemployed youth in the province ”

He urged all well meaning Zambians to support the decision made by the president to give back 10% share of the black mountain to the youths than leaving it in the hands of elements that does little or nothing to the development of the country.

Mwakalombe also disclosed that the young people that will be working on the black mountain will be trained in safety measures to avoid losing lives

“The Young people that will be working on the black mountain will not be there to earn a living but also will be learning the art of mining.”

He clarified the people will not be mining on the black mountain perse but expertise will be guided to them by the ministry of mine.

Meanwhile Mwakalombe expressed the desire for the people on the Copperbelt to diversify their economic activities away from Copper.
My desire for diversification on the Copperbelt will help to reduce the level of poverty people are facing as a result of job loses on the mines.

He is of the view that the people are suffering because their economic activities oscillate around the production of copper.

“The province has ready built infrastructure supportive of economic activities, including tourism and agriculture, including other precious metals the people can utilize to earn a living..”

He urged the people not concentrate on copper alone but on other metals including agriculture and tourism to expand their economic activities.

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  1. Here Zambians get empowered at the least. These Jerabos are the offspring of miners who saw their mines sold by Chiluba and a certain HH for a song.

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    • The mines were sold to Zambians, ask Elias Chipimo his company corpus legal handled the legal aspects for free,.

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    • NOTHING WRONG with giving youths 10% of the Black Mountain, except that these are not just youths, but LUNGU-BRANDED YOUTHS!!!!!!!!

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    • Copper belt is gone to NDC & UPND,
      that Lusambo had nightmares, Kambwili was all over him even in bedroom
      that Mulenga Kampamba couldn’t stop the movement, despite street walks etc
      In desperation bring in USELESS Mwakalombe from Cholera province.
      Worse is for PF to open crime scene of Black Mountain to notorious criminals, Jerabos. You can make a deal with gangsters, all those money they are “donating” to PF, will cost some lives. They are Jerabos, as Charity Katanga.

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    • Yes we believe you just like we believe Edgar when he says there is no corruption in PF!
      So you give a property that chinese investors bought legitimately to a group of jailbirds, thugs and known criminals ignoring a pending court process……. you are either a foo! Or an id!ot or both but more precisely one of them and most likely a criminal also!
      What do you take zambians for? foo!s?
      come 2021 we will see who the fools are!

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    • Jerabos, Dora Siliya, Lungu, toilet papers and offals are what’s wrong with politics today.

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    • Many Jerabos have been killed at the Black mountain due to caving in of their clandestine tunnels.

      Give our youths real jobs, NOT these dangerous & illegal operations just bcoz you want to use them for violence against your political rivals.

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    • And Shawi Fawaz and those jerabos we saw at state house are apparently Youths?????? …….

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    • The Kalobo’s are from Malawi. How one is even in Parley beats me. Simy will continue his reign of terror thx to ECL and PF.

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    • SOME ZAMBIANS IF NOT MOST OF THEM ARE ACTUALLY, IDI0TS. THEY ALWAYS FIND A NEGATIVE REASON TO BLAME THE GOVERNMENT. JERABO ARE ZAMBIANS AND THEREFORE EMPOERING THEM BY LETTING THEM LEGALLY OWN MINING OR MINERAL BUSINESS IS THE BEST THE GOVERNMENT CAN DO TO THOSE YOUNG ZAMBIANS- THE YOUTH. SO, WHAT IS WRONG FOR EMPOWERING THE YOUTH BY MAKING THEM OWN REAL BUSINESS?

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  2. ECL has done well by giving black mountains to the copperbelt youths!!
    Kainde and his die hard tribalists in upnd must be ignored because all they know is opposing everything in life!!
    THIS MOVE SHALL ATTRACT MASSIVE VOTES TO PF IN 2021!!so please ECL empower more youths across Zambia!!
    Bembas say “ulelila tebamucheba pa kanwa!!”.meaning your competitor in life shall always complain about what you do,nomatter how good a move maybe!!

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  3. NOthing to do with politics when he is at a PF event and mentioning Lazy Lungus name at least 20 times in the sentence!!

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    • HE THINKS WE ARE ALL AS DULL AS HE IS, JUST STEAL QUIETLY. YOU HAVE BEEN ASKED ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS WHAT CRITERIA YOU ARE GOING TO USE TO DISTRIBUTE THE EARNINGS TO JERABOS WHO/WHICH? BY THE WAY WHAT MESSAGE ARE YOU SENDING TO THE LAW ABIDING YOUTHS?

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    • These are wasted years ..myopia and mediocrity has become the norm …next the mayor of Lusaka will form a company for all street vendors!!

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  4. Black mountain is given to select few blessed PF one.

    Those who speak and intimidate the opposition are the owners of black mountain.

    Many innocent people are going to be killed there

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  5. We don’t need spectacles to see that this decision, like many others does have everything to do with politics.

    Politics, in definition, entails ALL activities aimed at improving people’s status (youth empowerment) or increasing power within a group or an organization (Jerabos).

    Not every poltical decision has a negative repercussion, so no need to be ashamed or cover it up.

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  6. Nothing to do with politics? Something to do with fund raising for the party maeybe?

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  7. #2 Njimbu, stop confusing h.h with bemba idioms, the young adult is still learning the first one, the recent one. I hope Nalumango is helping but problem is that h.h does not listen to anybody so he can’t learn things that are important for his political ambitions.

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  8. Giving the so called Jerabos of our youth in the copper belt a share of the country is a good thing. But work on the roads in the copper belt so that economic growth can be enhanced….Road network is the pillar of any economic development in an area.

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  9. Why is the government so selective when empowering the youth.they empower those they know that tomorrow they help the government by beating up the opposition parties.

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  10. The coordinates that define the ownership of the mountain indicate that Nkana Alloys doesn’t own 100% of the slug dump. So nothing sninster has happened. Chipimo is an armchair critic who should be ignored. Did he want the people of Kitwe not to benefit from that mountain? He’s the boy that confessed to have benefitted from Hichilema’s plunder during the privatisation exercise. He doesn’t know suffering is. His father was locked up several times by KK and UNIP because of his stance on several national issues. He’s far from this boy he schooled at best schools and colleges.

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  11. Just wondering what value is added! This is no way to run an economy it is like these Jerabo’s sifting through a rubbish dump and reselling the valuables they come across!

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  12. Has anybody quantified what is in the black moountain, is the 10% on area , or volume, or recoverable minerals.
    Will they purchase their safety equipment from Zambian suppliers, will zambians be doing the smeltering are they entitled to vat rebates, how will the tax payable be calculated, company tax and paye tax, how will payments to napsa be made. Does the government have system in place to ascertain how income is distributed. Do the miners have the skills to maintain the required accounting records for zra audit. Who will supply the workers with their PPE will they buy their own, hase their enterprise been appraised by the environmental regulator, all mining licences issued have to a an environmental impact statement. Lot of questions, njimbu, upnd cadre, look forward to your…

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  13. You can’t separate politics from a politician! Any official business that’s done by a politician is simply politics.

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    • The question is was it done in good faith? Hopefully so. And I hope these people have business class or seminars.
      I would wish for this to be a step to wealth creation and a stable existence.

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  14. This Lungu attitude of just giving the country’s assets away to his supporters has to stop.Mugabe and all Lungu dictator friends have tried the same nonsense and it never worked, the whole deal has not properly been explained to the citizens and many are still wondering how the whole lot of a president can bow down to criminals who victimized innocent people. The whole country has been turned into a PF asset, money from hard working Zambians being used to buy off a mountain for PF thugs

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  15. Kambwili and hh have been courting the same jerabos promising them the same black per adventure (God Forbid) they won elections.I do not understand why they start complaining when the Government does the same thing they want. To me its an uppercut given to Kambwili and hh.

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