Tag: AUGUSTINE KASONGO

Seven miners trapped underground

By Chembe Mbale Seven miners are trapped in a flooded underground shaft at Macro link mine on the Ndola -Mufulira road. Copperbelt Permanent Secretary, AUGUSTINE KASONGO says the incident happened this morning around 07:00 hours. Of the trapped miners, five are Zambians, while two are Chinese nationals. Operations have been suspended at the mine which

Corruption in Copper dealings rife – ACC

By Tamara Muswala The Anti Corruption Commission- ACC- says Zambia lost about 34-Billion United States Dollars between 2005 and 2018 through mis-invoicing especially in the mining sector. ACC Director General THOM SHAMAKAMBA says copper accounts for 80 percent of illicit financial flows in Zambia. And Mr. SHAMAKAMBA says the mining industry like any other economic

Govt keen to revive industries in Ndola

By Ahmed Mwape A team of experts from the Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry has been deployed to Ndola to audit the industrial area for the purpose of reviving manufacturing. Copperbelt Permanent Secretary AUGUSTINE KASONGO says government is facilitating dialogue with stakeholders in order to address specific challenges affecting industries. Mr. KASONGO was speaking

Mokambo Border Operations Normalise

By Tamara Muswala Traffic has started flowing at the Mokambo Border in Mufulira following protests by some Congolese nationals which paralysed operations at both the Congolese and Zambian side. This was after a suspected criminal JOHN KAYOMBO, a Congolese national, was gunned down by the anti robbery squad for allegedly committing various crimes including theft

HH dates Copperbelt

(ZANIS) President HAKAINDE HICHILEMA is tomorrow expected on the Copperbelt Province for a two-day working visit. The President will arrive at Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport at 09:00 hours before proceeding to Chifubu township to inspect a mini hospital under construction. Copperbelt Province Permanent Secretary, AUGUSTINE KASONGO has told ZANIS today that the Head of
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