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ZCCM-IH and NDOLA LIME

I have learnt that ZCCM-IH has decided to dissolve Ndola Lime and form a New Company out of the assets called Limestone Resources. Ndola Lime was practically insolvent; it had liabilities of more than K1bn (accumulated over the last 8 years). This is a company at its best was bringing …

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FQM CALLS FOR TIME TO PRESERVE NATURE

As the mining firm commits to ensuring its operations continue so in an environmentally responsible manner First Quantum Minerals has continued to call for recognition of effective environmental management programmes for mining operations, which should strive for the protection of the ecosystem, add value to local biodiversity and safeguard Zambia’s …

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Kachiwala Sapalo: Integrating sound environmental management practices into mining

Integrating sound environmental, safety and social management practices into mining operations is a huge challenge for the industry, but Kachiwala Sapalo, the new environmental manager at First Quantum Minerals Kalumbila Minerals subsidiary, is determined to help leave a legacy of meaningful environmental and social performance at the mine, which is …

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KCM now receiving direct power from Zesco

Senior Manager-Corporate Affairs of Zambia’s utility power company, ZESCO,Dr John Kunda has confirmed that the firm has started the supply of power to Konkola Copper Mine on negotiated commercial terms effective 1st June, 2020. By implication, this confirmation from Zesco means that the Copperbelt Energy Corporation – CEC statement released …

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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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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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Mopani Copper Mines closure unprocedural, licence to be revoked-Govt

Zambia believes the placing of Mopani Copper Mines (MCM) under care and maintenance is unprocedural hence modalities are underway to revoke the licence. According to the government, Mopani Copper Mines, a subsidiary of Glencore, did not give sufficient notice before suspending its mining operations due to the coronavirus Covid-19 crisis. …

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