Senior Chief Sailunga’s subjects bemoan lack of development
Mwinilunga, March 25, 2014, ZANIS— Senior chief Sailunga’s subjects have bemoaned the lack of development in the chiefdom despite the existence on a coppermine owned by ZAMSORC mining limited for 12 years now.
And the Traditional ruler has expressed disappointment that many people are exploring minerals in his area without his consent.
Speaking on behalf of his colleagues, Davy Sakafumba says from the time the investor bought the mine in 2002 no meaningful development has taken place to benefit the local people.
ZANIS reports that Mr. Sakafumba, who is also the area development committee chairperson, said this during a community meeting in Mwinilunga district which was held at the chief’s palace today.
He said villagers there have been wondering why the mine has remained dormant for the past 12 years.
Speaking at the same meeting, Traditional ruler has expressed disappointment that many people are exploring minerals in his area without his consent.
Senior chief Sailunga’s however said he will make a follow up with the ministry of mines energy and water development on the matter.
He said he will do his level best and ensure that the normal procedure is followed by anyone exploring minerals in his chiefdom.
Efforts to get a comment from the mine management proved futile as they could not be reached by phone.