By Dr. Lubinda Haabazoka
“The way ZCCM-IH has organized gold mining is contrary to government’s policy on empowering Zambians and also ensuring that mineral resources benefit locals. EAZ cannot support a ZCCM-IH’s venture to open a gold company with shares only at 51%.
We cannot also support outsourcing gold processing in a joint venture with a foreign company. We shall seek to meet ZCCM-IH to ensure that gold is purely for Zambians. We advise technocrats to advise policy makers correctly. It will be pointless to declare gold a strategic asset when it benefits foreigners!
Joint ventures with foreign firms have failed in the mining industry. We therefore advise ZCCM-IH to pause any collaboration until they listen to various stakeholders. EAZ stands ready to help out shape a citizen financed gold mining industry.”
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