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Kansanshi Mine Appoints Anthony Mukutuma as First Zambia to to Head the Mine

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Kansanshi Mine in Solwezi North Western Province has for the first time appointed a Zambian as the Mine’s General Manager.

Anthony Mukutuma takes over as the Kansanshi Mine General Manager from David De Vries.

And Government has hailed First Quantum Minerals – FQM which runs Kansanshi mine for appointing a Zambian to the position of General Manager for the first time in its 14 years of operations in the country.

North Western Province Minister Nathaniel Mubukwanu says this is a sign that major industries can be managed without expatriates .

Speaking when he met with management from Kansanshi Mine in his office in Solwezi, Mr. Mubukwanu said the government will continue supporting operations at the mine.

Meanwhile, FQM Country Manager Kingsley Chinkuli said the number of expatriates at Kanshanshi Mine is reducing as Zambians are being elevated to decision making positions.

And Mr. Mukutuma said he will ensure that the mine remains viable.

He said he will work towards ensuring production at the mine is increased and has called for political support from government.

27 COMMENTS

  1. Remember all this is happening for the first time under the patriotic front. A patriotic party and government which puts zambian people first. Well done to this man. We look forward to your hard work. I trust in your abilities as a zambian. Ba diaspora here are fellow zambians managing mines. Imwe ati Zambia cannot offer me anything and yet there you are in diaspora wiping old people’s backsides

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  2. Now make u employ more Zambian especially those from college and university because people rotten in the street

  3. Congratulations Anthony Mukolwe Mukutuma for your well deserved promotions.
    U deserve it. Over the years u have gained enough experience an exposure to conquer the Mining Industry…

    Well-done

  4. Kaizar, i wish to refer you back to mining history after independence. We had general managers zambians before in first republic and managed the mines better than the current crop of swindlers known as investors. For example in luanshya we had ( Dr Mwenechanya), Chingola (Mr Shamutete ) and were many zambians at cooperate office in kalulushi before privatisation of the mines.Just dont politicize the appointment of a zambian by this swindler investors this time.qLast thing indeed to remind you ,leave the diasporans alone and concentrate with improvinng the Lives of those in zambia.You owe a lot to zambians as they have no money in their pockects since you came to power

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  5. (Correction last line should read )
    Lastly ,I am reminding you to leave the diaspons alone and concentrate with improving the lives of those in zambia.You owe zambians alot as they have no money in their pockects since you came to power

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  6. This is not the first Zambian to be general manager in the mines, I remember in 1982 we had David Phiri as general Manager in Mufulira and Mwendabai was general manager again in mufulira .
    Why do just want to just say first and yet there had been before

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  7. “To head THE mine” and NOT “to head A mine”, meaning reference is to this particular mine and not any other mine in Zambia.

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  8. “To head THE mine” and NOT “to head A mine”, meaning reference is to this particular mine and not any other mine in Zambia.

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  9. I know Anthony. He is a good man.

    Wishing you well in your new role.

    Just be mindful of excessive political interference.

  10. Sleepy Zambians under PF & MMD, kaili you think of a European as a bwana. ZCCM was run by Zambians, no these light skin bosses. That’s the difference between these vision less thieves. KK showed you, but you learnt nothing. Today you praise what should be obvious

  11. @9 Twende GREAT POINT, most the people don’t know that Zambian mines were very well ran by Zambians themselves HAD IT NOT BEEN FOR POLITICAL INTERFERENCE, WE COULD HAVE STILL KEPT AND RUN OUR MINES!! IN FACT, LIKE KAMBWILI RECENTLY TOLD THE PF GOVT, MOPANI MINE WAS BETTER RAN UNDER MR.EMMANUEL MUTATI AS GENERAL MANAGER! SO THIS IS NO NEWS TO CELEBRATE EXCEPT THAT OVER TIME WE HAVE REALLY REGRESSED THANKS TO UNPATRIOTIC AND MYOPIC LEADERSHIP THAT HAS ROBBED US OF OUR PRIDE AND DETERMINATION TO RUN OUR AFFAIRS ESPECIALLY THE ECONOMY EFFECTIVELY!!

  12. KZ

    Stop stealing and having ministers on bail for theft still incharge of ministries…..

    Ati ….”Remember all this is happening for the first time under the patriotic front…”

    Of course , it’s like if Jesus was alive today , we would not expect him to use a donkey for transportation , will we ???

  13. WHAT POOR REPORTING!!
    NO PROFILE ABOUT THE INDIVIDUAL: HIS QUALIFICATIONS etc
    WHY FQML HAS TAKEN SO LONG TO APPOINT A ZAMBIAN TO SUCH A POSITION.

  14. WHAT POOR REPORTING!!
    NO PROFILE ABOUT THE INDIVIDUAL: HIS QUALIFICATIONS etc
    WHY FQML HAS TAKEN SO LONG TO APPOINT A ZAMBIAN TO SUCH A POSITION.

  15. WHAT POOR REPORTING!!
    NO PROFILE ABOUT THE INDIVIDUAL: HIS QUALIFICATIONS etc
    WHY FQML HAS TAKEN SO LONG TO APPOINT A ZAMBIAN TO SUCH A POSITION.

  16. @KZ Really koma iwe ndiwe wopusa ….you are really backward and should never be anywhere near governance of any kind. You an an incorrigible ***** who have the lowest of IQ’s out there. You don’t deserve the space on LT but again…..!

    PF kuyabebele 2021.

  17. We have ability and the required qualification and experience to run these type of compnies but we have unqualified, selfish and arrogant leaders who are only seeing foreign investors as the savoiur of our nations but forgeting that zambia can only be developed by Zambians

    Stop the rot and concentrate on developing zambia and give the youth required employments and opportunities to run their own business and stop favouring foreigners who do not give a damn about zambians

    Dodalawaka

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  18. First Quantum Mining is a young mining company founded only in 1996. Some Zambians were already general managers of mining operations even before it was founded. We hv regressed as a country but we’re refusing to learn lessons.

  19. Kcm is the only mine in zambian which inspite of having foreign owners, vedanta group had Zambian at leadership position from day 1 and not after years of being in country. Not only zambians were heading at multiple position , they were trained in different other units of vedanta , send for international business managemtn courses in prestigious universitites in globe for exposure to lead once back in Zambia – however they got the unfair treatment inspite of all promotion of Zambian talent ?

  20. @ Zambia first. This guy has a track record, he has a BEng in chemical engineering and MBA. He has managed mines in Australia, Finland and Mauritania. He is not a party cadre, but a professional guy.
    He is different from cadres like Sunday Chanda or Kaiser Zulu or prof chirwa always singing on street corners for a meal ticket.

  21. “Meanwhile, FQM Country Manager Kingsley Chinkuli” What job is Country Manager?
    Does Kansanshi have several other mines in the Country that require a Country Manager?
    Why not call him Country Representative at the Mine?
    These are the chaps over-eating national resources in perpetuity from the beginning of time:
    Zambia Army: Army Commander
    UNIP: MCC – Member of Cental Committee
    UNIP GOVT – MP Member Of parliament
    UNIP GOVT – Cabinet Minister Of Home Affairs
    And Now Life President as Country Manager!
    Eeesh! And the chap is never grown old, some people are blessed eating silently but heavily!

  22. I disputed a YouTube video that placed Zambia somewhere beyond the top five in terms of best English articulation. After this article and reading some comments I have decided to concur. “THE mine” and “A mine” are two different things. I suspect the article is not talking about the mines in Zambia but Kansanshi in particular. It is a new mine, I gather, and of course the investors and managers were non-indigenous from the get go. Congratulations first Zambian boss at THE mine in Kansanshi. Not in Zambia.

  23. @Kaizar ZuIu: you are a complete historic joke! simply suggesting why Zambia is becoming berserk with such molecules like you surrounding President Lungu. My father worked for ZCCM Mufulira Division. For all we know the mines in various divisions on the copper belt were managed by native Zambians. just continue beating very weak people while you can as you enjoy full cover of unknown immunity against prosecution.

  24. The writer was obviuosly born yesterday. We have had Zambian General Managers since lste 1970s. The likes of Shamutete, Pilula, Mulenga, Jacob Mwanza, Mutati and Chileshe. These were mostly Camborne School of mines graduates of note. How can we today be celebrating the appointment of Mukutuma….really? We had strong Underground Managers and Mine captains. We had metellurgical and Geological managers like sixtus Mulenga. We had Electrical Engineers like Charles Milupi, Sisala, Sindowe and Bantubunse. We had Chief surveyors….all zambians. The trend was reversed after privatization and today we have to celebrate the appointment of this chap who in all intent and purposes is more likely a window dresser.

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