Wina urges mines ministry to surrender CB slag dumpsites to youths

VICE-PRESIDENT Inonge Wina has told the Ministry of Mines and Minerals Development to investigate all mining dumpsites in the Copperbelt Province and ensure that they are surrendered to the youths. She said all dumpsites should help empower and keep the youths in the province productive. The Vice-President said every slag dump should be surrendered to the youths and advised that procedure shoukd be followed in doing so.

She said if the slag dumps belong to an organisation or individual, the law should be applied and ensure that youths have an equal share in it. Vice-President Wina said every Zambian youth should have access to each and every slag dump in a district or province so as to be able to earn a living. She said the ministry should also ensure that no businessman earns money from the Black Mountain in Kitwe as it is strictly meant for youths. She said if well-established business individuals were part of the Black Mountain, they should be blacklisted.

“The Black Mountain will empower the youths but my plea is that the Ministry of Mines and Mineral Development should ensures that big businessmen do not hijack these projects because it is meant to empower the youths and make them more productive and will occupy them and be able to empower them and if there are other copper dump sites in the province they should be revisited and surrendered to the youths,” said Vice-President Wina.

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