Cancel licenses for mining and exploration companies that have remained dormant-President Lungu

President Lungu
President Lungu

President Edgar Lungu has directed the Ministry of Mines and Minerals Development to cancel and review licenses for mining and exploration companies that have remained dormant for a long time.

Speaking when he met met Six Chiefs in Solwezi district yesterday, President Lungu has expressed concern that some of those who own the licenses have continued holding on to them despite not being operational.

The President also said that he was disheartened with the recent tribal fight that occurred during the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) delimitation consultative meeting in Zambezi, North Western province.

President Lungu said the fight made a very sad development which should NOT be allowed to prevail in the country and assured the traditional leaders that government will expedite the construction of township roads across the country.

He however said he is pleased that the construction of major roads across the country has made tremendous progress.

And speaking on behalf of the Chiefs, Chief Matebo of the Kaonde speaking people appealed to President Lungu to consider tarring Solwezi – Kipushi road.

Chief Matebo said the road will be of great economic value to Zambia and ease the transportation of farm produce for farmers in the surrounding areas

The traditional leader also said there is need to construct a University in Northwestern Province to help produce experts that will be employed in growing the mining sector in the province.

And President Edgar Lungu has said that government has a task to create more jobs for the youth in a bid to address the increasing levels of substance and drug abuse among young people, observing that most youths have resorted to abusing substances like alcohol due to lack of jobs for them.

The Head of State says government will seriously take up the task to ensure youths contribute to economic development of the country.

The head of state also reiterated his call for Zambians to adopt healthy lifestyles by getting involved in physical exercises to fight non communicable diseases.

President Lungu said he is pleased that most Zambians are adopting the culture of exercising and adhering to healthy practices.


  1. Today elisa my white wife and I will be going to Heathrow airport to pick up our son who was in Singapore and visiting lots of countries in Asia on his gap year before he starts university. We have enjoyed having home to our selves and making love in every room . At least the boy will be going to uni in septembet at he London school of economics we are proud of our mixed race kid

    • N.E.E.Z (New Educated Zambia)

      My advice to you is to seriously consider checking yourself in the hospital. There is no single person with a sensible mind who would say you are sane.

      You are what you say. What you say is what goes on in your mind. Your current state of mind is of a mentally disturbed person. This swiss wife is an imagination you have in your mind.

      Its appears like having a swiss woman is the greatest dream you seem to chase right now. If you had a swiss woman, you would not be ranting about it every day.

      Man, seek help, before its too late. You are not creating a fan base or people who envy you. You are a lost soul.

    • I fully agree with xFactor re N.E.E.Z !!!

      Actually, I guess he is living in Zambia,
      a villager so crazy that he has to stay outside the community.
      For sending his delusional nonsense he has to climb the highest anthill
      in the hope of getting a better signal to reach LT.

      Get some help, poor chap; there might still be some hope for you!

  2. What was this lazy moron doing in Solwezi, every weekend he has to look for a reason to fly out and run away from old hen Ester….I mean what was he doing meeting chiefs apart from bribing them, his provincial minister or the sick Veep bo Inonge could have made that trip. How can you be issuing silly directives all the time are there no regulations to cover this issue of dormant mines? You have growth rates of 2% and all he does is politicking shamelessly..

  3. When was the last time Lazy Lungu was seen with his wife in public…the last 10 weeks he has been jogging away every weekend to some corner in Zambia or out of the country. Please investigative journalist dig in….this is how the FTJ marriage was just simply together for convenience.

  4. Someone in FP thought if you steal anything with a magic number 48 then nothing happens. So there goes 48 houses. If we did deep we might find other questionable deals with magical number 48. 48 houses in a single plot is a huge work site to hide. I think the acting ACC director should have tendered her resignation straight after the interview. No one will ever trust and respect the ACC investigations anymore. No matter how hard they try or how credible their investigation maybe.

    • I agree, BUT this is Ch@kolwa Wh1skey’s Zambia we are talking about. NO ONE RESIGNES for their misdemeanors from Kaiz@r repeatedly falling foul of the law – shooting @ citizens, to headbutting a Woman constable, Officials standing down @ dissolution of Parliament, P0r.n0 Minister, Musukwa after Black Mountain scandal where Jerabos perished, Kitotela, & Chimpyongo thieving scandals, Lusamb0 murder allegations, Jona Chakolwa Eswat1ni scam.

  5. What lungu is good at saying is I will do this and that but never does them anyway and when his time is over he will change from saying “I will” to “i would have” and such is a life of an underachiever or failure. Failures never harness the courage to step out and do something no matter how good an opportunity comes their way they somehow still find a way to fail. The future of such a person is one of reminiscing the past, they don’t see the future but continue to see their past in the present. Such a life is wasted life.

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