Thursday, 21 July 2011

ZAMBIAN GOVERNMENT APPEALS TO ITS CITIZENS NOT TO STIFLE THE DEVELOPMENT IF THE COUNTRY HAS TO MAINTAIN THE LOWER MIDDLE INCOME STATUS

GOVERNMENT HAS APPEALED TO ZAMBIANS ESPECIALLY THOSE  IN AREAS WHERE THERE ARE POSSIBLE MINING ACTIVITIES AND ACTUAL MINES NOT TO STIFLE THE DEVELOPMENT IF THE COUNTRY HAS TO MAINTAIN THE LOWER MIDDLE INCOME STATUS IT HAS ATTAINED THROUGH INCREASED INVESTMENT.
CHIEFS IN NORTH WESTERN PROVINCE HAVE REFUSED TO GIVE TRIDENT MINING COMPANY LAND AFTER GOVERNMENT OFFERED THE COMPANY 1000 HECTARES’ TO START MINING STATING THAT INDIGENOUS PEOPLE WHO HAVE SETTLED ON THE LAND WILL BE DISPLACED AND BECOME REFUGEES IN THEIR OWN COUNTRY.
THE CHIEF CHALLENGED GOVERNMENT TO EXPLAIN TO THE PEOPLE AS TO WHETHER THEY WILL BE COMPENSATED OR NOT.
BUT SPEAKING IN AN INTERVIEW WITH RADIO PHOENIX MINES AND MINERALS DEVELOPMENT MINISTER MAXWELL MWALE SAYS EVERY ZAMBIAN MUST LOOK OUT FOR THE INTEREST OF THE NATION .
MR. MWALE HAS EXPLAINED THAT GOVERNMENT HAS IN THE PAST COMPENSATED PEOPLE IN AREAS WHERE THERE WAS MINING ACTIVITIES TO BE UNDERTAKEN.
MR. MWALE SAYS THE MINING PROJECTS WHICH ARE COMING UP WILL NOT DISADVANTAGE ANY ZAMBIAN BUT WILL INSTEAD EMPOWER THEM THROUGH JOB CREATION.
THE MINISTER SAYS  IT IS THEREFORE IMPORTANT THAT PEOPLE PUT THE NATIONAL INTEREST FIRST.
published by augustine

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