Govt warns against illegal mining

Collum Coal mine
Government has cautioned against illegal mining which has extended to Chiefdoms across the country.

This follows concerns by Chief Chitoshi of the Lungu speaking people in Mporokoso District of Northern Province that unknown people have been frequenting his Chiefdom carrying out mining activities in the name of investors.

Mines, Energy and Water Development Minister Christopher Yaluma says government will not condone such illegal activities.

Mr. Yaluma says his office is aware of bogus miners claiming to have mines in the country and that he has since engaged the Police to ensure that the culprits are brought to book and punished.

The Minister cites Kasempa District as one of the areas that has invaded by bogus miners.