29th August, 2018
Chief Executive Officer
Mopani Copper Mines (MCM) Plc
Head office
KITWE

Dear Sir/Madam,

RE: DEMAND NOTICE FOR CONTROL OF HAZARDOUS DUST EMISSIONS DISCHARGED FROM TD5 LOCATED IN KITWE WEST

The above captioned matter refers.

We have noted with deep concern that your tailings waste disposal facility, also known as TD5, which is located in Kitwe West Area, has for some time been discharging dust emissions in levels which contravene the environmental control laws.

The facility has now become a hazard, especially to the motorists who drive along Kalulushi-Sabina Road. It discharges ‘sand dunes’ which frequently cause poor visibility for motorists driving along the said road. The ‘sand dunes’ also cause serious air pollution to communities living contiguous to the said facility, particularly marketeers who trade along the said road.

As you are aware, following the expiry in 2015 of environmental indemnities extended to your company, MCM is now bound by the Mines and Minerals Act of 2015 as well as Environmental Management Act of 2011 to control all forms of pollution from TD5, and other facilities.

We now demand that you take immediate remedial action to comply with pollution control provisions failure to which we will have no option but take legal action against MCM.

Please take this as the final warning.

Yours faithfully,
Peter Sinkamba
PARTY PRESIDENT

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12 COMMENTS

    • Good. That’s the way you issue a warning. The weak words, “saddened,” ” disappointed,” do not appear in this warning. That’s the way you draft a warning. You projected authority. But do not end there. Empty threats don’t mean anything. All threats, no action is not the way to go. If they don’t comply, don’t send them another warning. Sue them immediately. That’s the language these foreigners understand. They know that what they get away with in Zambia, they can never get away with in developed countries. But they think African countries are stup1d and don’t care about the environment or their people. Sue them. If anything, private citizens should be able to sue these reckless companies. Again well done.

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  1. Do not just warn them, sue them. You are a political party with the means and resources. By doing that you will even gain political millage.

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    • @Nzelu: In litigation, you dont go straight into suing. You start by warn and caution statement. Then go to court. Otherwise, you jump the gun. The Greens have done the right thing to warn and caution Mopani

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  2. the AUTHOR SMOKES VYAMBA, HE IS WRITING THIS LETTER IN WHAT CAPACITY? GO AHEAD AND DO ANYTHING YOU WANT THE MINERS WILL POUNCE ON U IF WE DECIDE TO CLOSE THE MINE, PIPO ARE POOR , NO MONEY FOR FOOD EVEN TAKING THEIR KIDS TO SCHOOL U WANT US TO TAKE OF WASTES INSTEAD OF CREATING JOBS TO LOCALS TO GO CLEAR THE TAILINGS SITE, WAKE UP BWANA AND @4.1 WHO CARES U SPLIT COFFEE INFACT HOW CAN WE KNOW U CAN AFFORD A CUP OF COFFEE U EUROBOND SQUANDERE

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  3. My car produces ‘sand dunes’ when it drives in dirt roads…if this man Sinkamba is serious then he should have provided proper data why the ‘sand dunes’ are bad…are there toxic chemicals being emitted? Mopani will laugh at this letter…if there is pollution then fight them properly and give them no wiggle room…

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