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Mines battling to attract skilled people

Chamber of Mines says implementation of new projects is at risk in Zambia and other mining countries around the world due to the increasing shortage of specific skilled and experienced people. According to a latest report by the Chamber of Mines titled ‘Searching for talent-skills and employment in the global …

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ZAMI attracts over 220 delegates

The 6th Zambia Alternative Mining Indaba (ZAMI) has attracted over 220 local and foreign delegates. This year’s ZAMI running under the banner: ‘Mineral development for all: Leaving no one behind’ from 20th to 22nd has provide a platform to discuss practical solutions to challenges faced by the extractive industries. Leonard …

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IMF projects improved GDP

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) anticipates GDP growth, citing a hike from 3.4 percent recorded in 2016 to 4 percent in 2017, following the Fund’s recent countrywide tour. The Fund attributes the development to this year’s bumper harvest and increased hydroelectricity generation expected to boost economic activity more than previously …

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Nkana, Lumpuma cooperatives get foot powered pumps

Kagem Mining Limited has extended aid to 22 co-operative farmers in Nkana and Lumpuma to acquire subsidised foot powered pumps. The emerald miner has partnered with KickStart and the ministry of agriculture to assist small-scale farmers mostly women to kick start irrigation projects. Kagem mine has committed to buy produce …

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Kabwe firm’s $55m project pays off

Metalco Industries Company Limited, a Kabwe-based firm, has injected a capital of about US$55 million to upscale its operations in the manufacturing sector over the past 18 years. The company recycles scrap metal to manufacture copper cables, lead-acid batteries, aluminium sheets and various utensils. Company chairman and managing director Hussein …

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CEC lease out tank farm in Chingola

The Copperbelt Energy Corporation PLC (CEC) has put out a notice announcing plans to lease out its fully-fledged Tank Farm based in Luano Area, 18km from Chingola. The facility has three x 1,800,000 litres capacity fuel tanks and auxiliary equipment accessible by both road and rail network. CEC’s decision to …

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AFR sells Chirundu and Kariba valley properties

Australian mining company African Energy Resources (AFR) has sold its Zambian uranium portfolio to GoviEx Uranium Inc. The deal will unify African Energy’s Chirundu and Kariba Valley properties with GoviEx’s Mutanga project, resulting in contiguous tenements containing combined mineral resources of 15.2Mlb U3O8 in the measured and indicated categories and …

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Government plans expatriates clean up

Government has announced intentions flush out foreigners employed in the mining sector to create jobs for qualified Zambians. Kampamba Mulenga, Chief Government Spokesperson says concerns from the labour movement motivated the decision. She said Zambia has well trained mining experts hence the need for mining houses to employ competent and …

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