Government has advised all interested parties in the Kangaluwi Mining Project in the Lower Zambezi to stop commenting on the matter until it is decided by the courts of Law.
Chief Government spokesperson Mwansa Kapeya said government’s position on the copper mining project is as interpreted by the Ministry of Lands, Natural Resources and Environmental Protection.
Mr Kapeya who is also Information and bBoadcasting Minister said government expects a fair balance between the benefits of mining and the protection of wildlife conservation and that the policies and laws will be respected and adhered to.
He also said government expects the mining project to create employment opportunities for ordinary Zambians.
This is according to a statement by Mr Kapeya released to ZANIS in Lusaka
Government granted Mwembeshi Resources a licence to begin copper mining activities in the Lower Zambezi National Park.
However, some environmental organisations have obtained a court injunction to restrain the company from going ahead with project.
The Ministry of Tourism has also indicated that it is against the decision to issue a mining licence in the lower Zambezi National Park citing environmental concerns.