Monday, February 26, 2024

Sinkamba calls for auditing of the Black Mountain mining operations

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Opposition Green Party President Peter Sinkamba has called for the auditing of the Black Mountain mining operations. Mr. Sinkamba says auditing the operations will make it easy to tell the impact of the empowerment programme.

The opposition leader said in an interview that black mountain was a public resource and was hopeful that the office of the Auditor General will take keen interest by initiating an audit on the resource.

“The Auditor General’s office should not ignore the auditing of the ongoing mining operations at Kitwe’s Black Mountain in the forthcoming
auditing of the mining sector so that stakeholders can appreciate how proceeds from the resource are being used,” He said.

Currently it was difficult to tell the impact of the 30 per cent black mountain empowerment on the communities because there
is no evaluation system put in place.

The Black Mountain Empowerment initiative was just like other empowerment initiatives such as the Citizens Empowerment funds.

“So in terms of the black mountain you are talking about government having handed over a public resource to a group of youths to exploit
it and empower themselves, what has been given is not different from what government gives through the Citizens Economic Empowerment funds, except that through the citizen economic empowerment funds it is hard cash that is given to the youths,” He said.

He said there was need for the New Dawn government to ensure accountability on the mining activities at the black mountain if
people are to trust the regime.

But spokesperson for the Black Mountain mining Consortium Kangwa Kamando has welcomed the audit saying the consortium
has nothing to hide as it has managed the empowerment initiative as planned.

Mr. Kamando however said the audit should be extended to the other two times the black mountain empowerment initiative was carried out under the previous regime.

9 COMMENTS

  1. Surely how can you audit a bunch of thugs and expect not to find irregularities …this Sinkamba would be the first one to complain when ZRA and DEC start making arrests

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  2. ZRA SEE WHATS GOING ON THERE EVERY DAY YET THEY DO NOTHING EXCEPT
    PICK ON LEGAL TRADES IN THE MAIN STREETS TIME AND TIME AGAIN
    AND ITS NOT ONLY KITWE BUT THE THE COUNTRY AS A WHOLE.

  3. Nothing to audit, we all know that hh rewarded his thugs by allowing them to mine. He thinks this will guarantee him a vote from CB but azadabwa. Donchi kubeba

  4. These empowerment programmes are 70 to 80% waiste of money…………

    The PF way of bribing voters………..

    Just assemble mining experts to run that dump professionally and have all profits ploughed into sustainable business and training for the unemployed of CB…….

  5. PF STARTED THIS NONSENSE OF A FREE FOR ALL
    ITS GOING TO TAKE TIME NOW TO RESOLVE
    YES YES PUT EXPERTS IN THERE TO ASSIST AND MONITOR THE FUNDS

  6. But isn’t each firm operating there auditing it’s own books? I’d rather you focused on legalization of ganja which seems to have stalled

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