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FQM HANDS OVER 2,000 FACEMASKS FOR LUSAKA’S MAIN HOSPITALS

First Quantum Minerals (FQM) handed over 2,000 facemasks donated by employees from the mining giant’s subsidiary, Kalumbila Minerals Limited, to the Ministry of Health for use at Lusaka’s main hospitals. The hospitals in Lusaka set to benefit from the donation are Chilenje, Levy Mwanawasa and the University Teaching Hospital. “FQM …

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FQM HANDS OVER COVID-19 ISOLATION FACILITY TO GOVERNMENT

As the mining firm reaffirms its desire to keep its employees and their families healthy, through improved access to healthcare First Quantum Minerals’ (FQM) Kansanshi Mining Plc has handed over to government part of the Solwezi School of Nursing which it has converted into a COVID-19 isolation facility at a …

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FQM CUTS CAPITAL EXPENDITURE AS IT BRACES FOR UNCERTAINTY

COVID-19 has brought unprecedented challenges to communities, industries and the global economy First Quantum Minerals has reduced operating costs and capital spending as it braces itself for the impact of the COVID-19 on the mining sector. The virus has brought unprecedented challenges to communities, industries and the global economy, and …

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Zambian emeralds beam hope to world as birthstone of May

Emeralds have been a beacon of hope across the world since time immemorial. Now Zambia is taking its place as the leading source of these precious gemstones, thanks to the world’s largest producing emerald mine – Kagem – in Lufwanyama, which is owned by Gemfields in partnership with the Zambian …

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FQM BACKS GOVERNMENT COVID FIGHT IN KALUMBILA

Kalumbila Minerals Limited (KML), a subsidiary of mining giant First Quantum Minerals (FQM), has handed over cleaning equipment and personal protective equipment (PPE) worth K620,201 towards Kalumbila District’s COVID-19 preparedness response measures. KML’s donation is in recognition of the adverse effects the threat of the virus is having on the …

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New employment code will hit mining sector hard, say experts

The Zambian government should repeal or at least suspend the Employment Code Act, according to a report by one of the country’s leading economists and a human resource expert. The report further recommends the establishment of a multi-sector Employment and Labour Legislation Taskforce, which should undertake a comprehensive review of …

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MOPANI Copper Mine CEO advised to remain in the country

MOPANI Copper Mines Chief Executive Officer, Nathan Bullock has been refused exit and advised to remain in the country until the recent issue of Mopani Copper Mines Management decisions are clearly understood by government. Bullock had arranged to exit the country through Kenneth Kaunda International Airport but was refused exit. …

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Africa must support African supply chains to unlock sustained economic growth

The current Covid19-related economic challenges both locally and throughout the Africa starkly highlight the need for pan-African companies and governments to support African supply chains, and in so doing, to boost economic activity on the continent. This can be achieved by procuring the production of goods and services for infrastructure …

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