Govt looking for more black mountains to give youths
Government says it is in the process of identifying more slug dump sites commonly referred to as Black Mountains in an attempt to empower youths for them to generate income.
Mines Minister Richard Musukwa says his ministry is currently in discussion with various mining companies over the same matter.
Mr. Musukwa says modalities are being worked on to ensure youths access all the slug dump sites in the country.
He has since called on youths to exercise patience as Government negotiates for them to occupy some slug dump sites.
And the Small-Scale Miners Association of Zambia is pleased with Government desire to empower young people.
Association Spokesperson Samson Mpembwe says government initiative will empower a lot of young people especially those in m inning areas.
Mr. Mpembwe has appealed to Government to speed up the process in other parts of the country.