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The National Democratic Congress has appealed to the geological survey department to conduct a new exploration on gold deposits in the North Western province.

NDC North Western Province Coordinator Marc Kalemba says it is saddening that 55 years after independence, the country has scanty details on gold prospects in the country.

Mr. Kalemba said it is high time that Zambia seriously explored and harnessed the mining of gold besides copper.

He said government should also take advantage on the discovery of gold in the North western region by attracting serious investors to conduct gold mining.

Mr. Kalemba said the opening up of gold mines will help create jobs in the country and has demanded that clear policy guidelines on gold mining are immediately put in place.

He said the NDC is aware on the influx of foreign nationals who are conducting illegal gold mining particularly in Mwinilunga district and have also seen in the recent past how PF carders have been fighting over gold in Chief Chibwikas of Mwinilunga district.

Mr. Kalemba lamented that Government is losing out on revenue generation arising from such illegal gold mining activities adding that the unregulated mining of gold is being done without the necessary safety measures.

He said the recent death of three gold miners in Mwinilunga clearly underscores the need to improve safety standards in gold mining.

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  1. Exploration has been done several times, including University students during their research. There is NOTHING out there.
    Grow cassava, inter crop with marijuana in those forests. Stop digging for nothing.

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  2. leave it to the people just empower them and train them don’t bring investors everything you want to take to your selves thieves from the thiefdom kingdom.

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  3. Be careful to what you say about gold mining in northwestern province, I do support that government comes in to regulate how and who should do the mining, who should be accountable to the government for results and taxation.
    You think of the Un ending conflicts in Congo DR. There are so many interested eyes eyeing that gold you are talking about who would like to create situations where there will be lawlessness and be free for all very dangerous for peace in the nation , in Congo you find militias funded by powerful nations fighting each other for the benefit of their masters who live far away from Congo yet get those precious stones from Congo on a song

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  4. We have one problem to solve. How do we share our national resources. Then we don’t need an investor. It is our Gold. Why do we need to hand it over to a rich foreigner.

    This message coming from a political party saddens my heart. One would expect we have learned from making foreigners rich. Look at RAMCOZ, KCM. We don’t need another sad story.

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