President Lungu disappointed with mines not developing their communities
President Edgar Lungu says he is disappointed that despite mining companies yielding huge profits from their investment surrounding communities remain in poor state in terms of provision of social services.
Speaking during the re-opening of Munali Nickel mine in Mazabuka this afternoon, President Lungu says it is disappointing see mining making profits and neglecting surrounding communities when it comes to provision of social services.
Meanwhile President Lungu says his government is committed in ensuring a conducive environment is created mining in order to transform the mining sector
He says mine sector has vast economic potential which can be transformed into tangible economic benefits to tickle down to the Zambian people.
Our Staffer Seniya Banda reports from Mazabuka that the head of state has urged mining firms in the country to partner with various skills training institutions in order to ensure a skills match between training and industrial needs.
He says there is need for capacity building among locals in order to meet current standards in terms of skills needed to enhance the mining industry