Friday, May 31, 2024

KCM Closure Challenges to Be Resolved, Assures Mines Minister


The Mines Minister, Paul Kabuswe, has confirmed that the government is committed to resolving challenges that led to the closure of KCM, and an announcement on the matter will be made soon. Speaking at a public meeting in Chililabombwe District, Mr. Kabuswe said the government is consulting with mine unions and other stakeholders to find a lasting solution that will satisfy employers, employees, unions, and the government.

He acknowledged that the mines are an essential factor for families in Chililabombwe as they provide employment and resources to sustain them. Mr. Kabuswe emphasized that the government would not allow the mine to remain closed, as it would deny the people of Chililabombwe a livelihood.

The closure of KCM was due to a high level of indebtedness and threats of insolvency, lack of investment in developing new ore sources, failure to adopt cost-effective production methods, and a lack of a strategic plan to improve operations. Mr. Kabuswe assured the public that the government is working tirelessly to ensure that the current challenges at KCM are soon over.

During the same meeting, Mr. Kabuswe praised President Hakainde Hichilema for introducing free education, which has provided access to children in rural and peri-urban areas to attain the benefits of education. He said that the constituency is indebted to the President for his leadership in making additional funds available through the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) to purchase desks and construct more classroom blocks to cater for children who were once on the streets.

President Hakainde Hichilema was also in the district on a working visit, and he accompanied Mr. Kabuswe to the public meeting. The President reiterated his commitment to creating a better Zambia for all by improving the lives of its citizens through various developmental projects.


  1. Yesterday he had a solution. Today he’s talking about something else.
    2026 is just around the corner. Actualize your promises.

  2. Oh go to hell. Hh is a privatisation cr00k who received lots of bribes to undervalue state resources and here you are speaking nansense

  3. I hope HH isn’t being hoodwinked by this criminal who has even lost ground in his own constituency. If elections were held today Kabuswe would be beaten clean even by a nonentity. Let him cut his last deals. Who benefited from the Black Mountain? Chililabomwe is cursed because even Musukwa was behaving the same. From where did these people come?

    • The bag is empty. Kitwe youths are still broke. They don’t know who got the money. They’re saying that when you see your Minister stops shaving then he’s started stealing

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