Resolve Kalumbila land title issue – KK

President Michael Sata & KK
FIRST Republican President Kenneth Kaunda has called on Government to resolve the issuance of the land title to First Quantum Minerals (FQM)’s Sentinel Minerals Limited which is putting up a US$2 billion mining investment in Kalumbila area in Solwezi.

The giant mining firm applied for a land title two years ago for the construction of a mining township with attendant facilities such as a police station, health centre, shopping centre and close to 700 staff houses, but the Government has not yet issued the title.

Dr Kaunda, who is on a tour of the project, was speaking at the site after a presentation by Sentinel Minerals Limited assistant general manager Tristan Pascal.

He said he would relay the message to President Michael Sata who he had briefed about his tour of the mining project before he left Lusaka yesterday.

Dr Kaunda said the Sentinel mine project was a great investment for Zambia and Africa at large because of the many opportunities it was offering such as employment for the local people, technology transfer and infrastructure development in the area which was previously a bush 150 kilometres from Solwezi.

Dr Kaunda said it was gratifying to see young foreigners bring their knowledge and technology to Zambia.