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Govt Halts Illegal Gold Mining in Eastern Province

The unacknowledged gold mining activity in Eastern Province has been exposed with government suspending some mining licences in the region.

Mines Minister Christopher Yaluma said the government had moved in to close mines in the province that had been illegally mining Gold in Eastern Province.

Yaluma said that illegal gold mines were operating outside the law forcing government to step in and suspend some licences.

The minister said it was aware of illegal gold mining activities in Nyimba, Petauke, Vubwi, Luano and Rufunsa.

Illegal mining is common in the Zambian mining industry with investors not declaring some of the minerals mined.

3 Comments

  1. Sj

    Surely a country (Zed) with GOLIDE in it’s back yard of those E/ern Province towns should be ranked 3rd HUNGRIEST Country in The World.
    I shudder to think of this most unfortunate state of the Nation. Who will turn around the Economy of the land so the poor don’t go poorer? Comment

  2. Zambia@53

    LET THE LOCALS MINE THE GOLD AND SELL IT. WHAT IS HAPPENING IS THAT WE ARE LETTING SENEGALISE CHAPS TO GET RICH IN OUR OWN COUNTRY WHILE WE WALLOW IN POVERTY.

  3. Hummer where it hurts

    This is the repercussion of flooding the Zambian soils with fake vegetable growers as mining investors. We have our selves to blem. How much of our precious stones exited Zambia through such dealings? Zambia is it really the third hungriest nation or foolishest?.

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