People scavenging for scrap metals from mine dumps in Kabwe. We all know that Kabwe mine and the nearby soils are highly polluted with the toxic metal lead. I am sure ZCCM-IH knows about these people but is not doing anything to protect their property as well as the environment. By LT blogger

Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) has given authority to youth cooperatives in Chingola to start mining at two dumps.

This follows President Edgar Lungu’s initiative to empower youths with mineral rich dumpsites in mining towns on the Copperbelt.

Newly appointed PF National Youth Chairperson Kelvin Sampa who had a meeting with KCM management in Chingola, said the two letters giving authority to the youths were issued on Thursday last week.

Speaking when he addressed youths at Dump 18, the lawmaker called for discipline and orderliness in the way the youths will exploit the minerals.

And Nchanga Member of Parliament Chali Chilombo thanked President Lungu for empowering the youths of Chingola with the dumpsites.

Meanwhile, one of the youths Douglas Chilembi asked President Lungu to further engage KCM and give the youths another dumpsite which is richer in minerals.

Mr Chilembi said the dumps given to youths had low grade mineral.

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  1. Now that KCM is being controlled by a PF cadre this is just a political ploy to win back the votes from the youths who were seen to be leaning towards the NDC.

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    • Thugs and thieves never appreciate. They give them where to start, they are already disputing, they want pure mine!????

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    • Meanwhile, one of the youths Douglas Chilembi asked President Lungu to further engage KCM and give the youths another dumpsite which is richer in minerals.

      Mr Chilembi said the dumps given to youths had low grade mineral.

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  2. So the Liquidator is already selling and dishing out KCM Assets to win back the waning Political Support for ECL and PF? We told u that ECL’s motive in liquidating KCM is not only Political but driven by Corruption and Greed. They are going to strip KCM Assets to enrich themselves and try and regain lost Political support for ECL and PF on the CB. The Liquidation of KCM is Political, Financial and selfishness. People can see thru PF’s Motives and Tactics aimed at winning 2021 Elections. The damage has already been made and the Strategy will not work.

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    • @Collins
      PF is creating employment to the youths and you are against it. What type of animals are you in UPND? If your party has no strategy, then either leave or you d1e complaining, meanwhile the campaign promises that PF made are being fulfilled.
      Get new leadership in UPND if you want different results

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  3. What KCM its the incompetent PF and Lazy Lungu in-charge of KCM…they have not even fully take over controls of KCM and they are handing out assets to cadres.

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    • What assets kolokombwa iwe. These are dump sites which are considered waste. What type of brain do you really have? Umutundu tefintu bakaamba.

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  4. You facilitate two thugs to loot the dump sites and call it youth empowerment. You go mine their as a youth and not for Spax or the other thug, you die; that’s how it works in Chingola and the law makers call it youth empowerment.

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  5. That Douglas Chilembi is not a Youth, he is a grown-up man!! I used to watch him when he was a boxer. It is only in Zambia where Youth has been revised to above 40years. Kampyongo is way above 40 but was PF Youth Chairperson, Kelvin Sampa is in his late 50s and is now the new PF Youth Chairman. Kwaliba!! At some point Chishimba Kambwili was PF Youth Chairman in his 50s.

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