Mines Minister Richard Musukwa says the ministry is in the process of identifying more slug dump sites also known as Black Mountains in a bid to empower youths for them to generate income.
Hon. Musukwa says the ministry is currently in discussion with various mining companies over the same matter.
He says modalities are being worked on to ensure youths access all the slug dump sites in the country.
He has since called on youths to exercise patience as Government negotiates for them to occupy some slug dump sites.
And the Small-Scale Miners Association of Zambia is pleased with Government and President Edgar Lungu’s desire to empower young people.
Association Spokesperson Samson Mpembwe says government gave youths a percentage at the black mountain in Kitwe which has since been exhausted.
Mr. Mpembwe has since urged Government to give young people another percentage at the Black Mountain.
And Mr. Mpembwe has appealed to Government to speed up the process of giving Luanshya youths the slug dump in their town.