FQM to Rehabilitate Damaged Maternity Wing at Solwezi Hospital

First Quantum Minerals (FQM), the owners of Kansanshi Mine in Solwezi, have stepped in to replace the roof, doors, electrical wiring and incubators that were damaged by a storm at Solwezi General Hospital’s maternity wing earlier this month.

The company says it has assessed the damage and a detailed plan to restore the premises at an estimated cost of K1.1 million had been prepared.

“The company has been engaged in discussion with the government’s provincial administration since March 9 and, together, we have managed to assess the damage and what needs to be done to replace the entire roof. Bills of quantity have since been drawn up by government surveyors and the Kansanshi construction team, and the company has agreed to carry out comprehensive repair work at the hospital,” said Kansanshi Mine  public relations manager Godfrey Msiska.

He explained that repair works would commence as soon as the debris was cleared by the provincial and hospital administrations.

“In order to speed up the repair works, which are estimated to take about six weeks, Kansanshi Mine will deploy its construction division to do the work,” Msiska said.

He said the mining firm plans to hire local contractors in an effort to complete the works on time.

Msiska added that written authority to proceed with the repair work had  been granted to Kansanshi Mine by the provincial administration, which has also stipulated the minimum quality standards to be observed in the process.


  1. Simpito Mukandwa

    First Quantum Minerals we salute you ema Company yafwaikwa aya

    • kabulwe bulwe

      What is this compared to the money being syphoned by this company thru tax evasion…..Atase!!!

  2. muntungwa

    This is good news. Keep it up FQML. Now what does our government say about this??? What about the taxes??

  3. Madiba

    That’s the way to go FQM, you are really doing a great job,its not every company that can do what you do.


    I fisuma tufwilefye twatasha(We need to commend good things like FQM’s gesture! Bravo FQM

  5. Steward

    Big ups 👍👍👍first quantum for helping the community the people really needed this so badly…hope they are happy now

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