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Vice President urges illegal Miners to formalise their activities

Economy Vice President urges illegal Miners to formalise their activities

Vice President Inonge Wina Receiving a K1 Million Cheque from China Jiangxi International Economic and Technical Cooperation Limited towards the hunger mitigation in some parts of the country.
Vice President Inonge Wina Receiving a K1 Million Cheque from China Jiangxi International Economic and Technical Cooperation Limited towards the hunger mitigation in some parts of the country.

Vice President Inonge Wina says Government is looking at ways in which Zambian illegal miners who are being exploited can be supported to formalise their activities.

Speaking when she called on, Chief Sandwe of the Nsenga people in Lusangazi district – Eastern Province, Mrs. Wina said there is a need to protect the local people whom she said can form cooperatives and get support from the Industrial Development Corporation -IDC- to legalise mining activities.

Mrs. Wina noted that the agenda to start the process of regularizing the production of minerals will have well-structured programs.

The Vice President stated that through cooperatives, the miners who are currently quarrying at a small-scale level can be supported with equipment as their operations.

And Mrs. Wina praised authorities at Mawanda Primary school for implementing the school feeding programme which she observed has helped improve school attendance and learner performance.

She said Government wants to ensure every child is motivated to perform better and that the school feeding programme is one such incentive which also improves nutrition among children.

Earlier, Chief Sandwe stressed the need to stop illegal mining and called for serious investors to be engaged in gold excavation in the district.

The traditional leader also appealed to Government to rehabilitate the Petauke/Chilongozi/Sandwe/ Msoro road which is a major motorway linking the district to Petauke and Mambwe districts.

Chief Sandwe said the road which is in a deplorable state needs to be upgraded to enhance accessibility.

And Eastern Province Minister Makebi Zulu said Government has released an initial 10 Million Kwacha for the upgrading of the Petauke/Chilongozi/Sandwe/Msoro road to bituminous standard.

9 COMMENTS

    • Uhhmmm, if an activity is illegal shouldnt the perpetraters be arrested? How can they make what is illegal legal without a change in the law? This is the kind of thinking in PF. You can just wake up one morning and make something legal that is illegal. Is it surprising that ministers can contemptuously ignore the ruling of the Constitutional Court? This is not a government of laws, but of anarchy!

    • Me too shocked by this expired lady aka Miss Vice President!!!

      The Chief has asked for illegal activities to be halted madam.

      How can you formalise illegal activities? Where you even listening to the pleas by the Chief?

      Anything illegal is welcome by this PF government.

      That is why we as Zambians find ourselves in the mess we are in.

    • Who buys those minerals kanshi? Are they illegal buyers too? Can’t wait for HH to close these “illegal” activities. Everything is illegal these days in Zambia.

  1. She belongs in a retirement home and not in public office, this woman is at fossil stage, after that museum with Esther`s fire trucks….PFooools the worst ka govt on earth

  2. Just let them be like you did to the criminals in Kitwe (Jerabos). This woman is really dull and no clue what she is supposed to be doing, no wonder the president is cipante pante!

  3. You people don’t get the logic. If your drivers licence had expired and RTSA said it is going to stiffen the punishment to people found with expired licences, what would you do? Renew it of course. If there are unknown mines, let them be known. I there are illegal, make them legal in a sense that if they are mining beyond their borders, they get in line. We all know it is a good step and warning so let’s support it.

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