Kambwili now directs Mines Minister

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PF Roan Member of Parliament Chishimba Kambwili has urged the Minister of Mines to engage the Chinese running a Mine in his constutency to retain the over 1000 workers that were laid off when copper prices dropped.

Kambwili an outspoken PF Parliamentarian says now that the copper prices have gone up, the Chinese should retain the miners who were laid off.

Kambwili says:

“Sometimes we get so engulfed in news that doesn’t add any value to our lives, in other news Copper prices have yet again increased on the market and I would like to appeal to the Chinese nationals that own CNMC Luanshya Mine to immediately call back workers that were retrenched on the premise that copper prices had slumped, clearly this is not a temporal increase in market value because it has been steady for the last 4 months or so.

I come from a mining town and it pains me that our own people are being unfairly treated and exploited all in the name of profits. I do acknowledge the fact that 150 workers have been called back, but 150 is nowhere near the 1400 odd miners that are still jobless. Can the Minister of Mines take this matter seriously and engage CNMC to recall all retrenched miners.”



2 Responses to Kambwili now directs Mines Minister

  1. very true indeed Mr ck.

    April 14, 2017 at 5:10 pm

  2. It is very true Luanshya Copper mines sent 1640 miners on forced leave and they had put the mine on care and maintenance. When President lungu came to Luanshya in Mpatamatu Township in 2016 he promised the former miners that he would reopen 28shatft mine.Today former miners are suffering due to joblessness.It is true what honourable CK is saying. If the copper prices are are normal why should the Chinese recall 150 people leaving over 1500 former miners without jobs?Today nobody is willing to visit the miners and see the plight of miners. The pf government should come in ensure that Chinese company which owns Luanshya mines recall or the workers who were sent on forced leave.

    April 15, 2017 at 11:40 am

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