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Mining at Kitwe’s black mountain resumes

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Black Mountain Mine in Kitwe

Government has given a go ahead to small scale miners commonly known as Jerabos to start operations at the slug dump known as black mountain in Kitwe.

This follows the approving of the plan submitted to the ministry of mines by Chapamo Minerals Processing Limited.

Chapamo Minerals Processing Ltd Director Kelvin Tembo said the approval letter was received yesterday October 5, 2018.

He said the move will enable them to continue with works that were halted by the Minister last month.

Tembo said most works such as the insulation of the CCTV and fencing have reached an advanced stage and are expected to be finalized by the beginning of next week.

“The exercise will prevent further loss of life when operations start. Preparations have started. Machines are on site working in readiness for the full operations. Works on fencing are expected to finish by tomorrow and CCTV by Monday,” he said.

On June 20, this year, 10 illegal miners popularly known as Jerabos died while eight others were left seriously injured after the ground they were quarrying in buried them all alive at this site.

This followed the suspension of operations by government and told the group to find better ways of conducting safe mining.

10 COMMENTS

    • IF THAT SNAP SHOT ABOVE IS RECENT, I DON’T SEE SAFETY THEREFORE SECURITY. I SEE MORE CALAMITIES. GOVERNMENT OUGHT TO BE SERIOUS.
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      Looming danger. Ba Safety are you there? These people need PPE and proper tools. What kinda mining is that?

  1. These jobs created by Lungu are dangerous and a health risk. These people need real jobs, pretty soon someone is going to die again trying to make a living out of waste

  2. Really laughable …Kaponyas and thugs foraging like village chicken or Meerkats in the black dirt is Lazy Lungu the coward’s way of employment creation yet he is signing overpriced contracts of appalling Chinese outdated Projects where all the money goes back to China and the lazy thing is there pleading for 20% of the works. No skills transfer or even the Chinese contractor bothering to learn the official language.

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