US$500,000 Mapatizya Tin ore mine on cards
Kalomo, Aug 1, 2014, ZANIS – Exploration of Tin ore mineral deposits in the lower Zambezi valley of Kalomo district in the Southern province is expected to commence soon at a cost of US$500,000.
The exploration works are awaiting the authorization of the proposed project by government and a Nambian based private mining company.
Ango- Namib industrial and mining entity consultant Charles Courtnev – Clarke disclosed this when he paid a courtesy call on Kalomo District Commissioner Lucia Mwiinde yesterday.
Once operational the project is expected to benefit both Kalomo and Zimba districts in terms of infrastructure development while creating jobs for the local people at both the mine and the laboratory.
Mr. Clarke was accompanied by chief Chikanta of Kalomo and district Chiefs Affairs Officer Lishomwa Mwendabai .
He said the first priority for the company is to engage the public private partnership (PPP) to rehabilitate the 70 kilo metres Kalomo – Kabanga road that leads to Siankope area in Mapatizya area where large deposits of Tin ore have been identified.
Mr. Clarke said company will also commit 10 percent of its income towards social corporate responsibility to benefit the locals from the investment.
He said once fully operational the mining firm expects to extract about a 150 tonnes of tin ore per day while the laboratory and sorting infrastructure will also be set up in Kalomo.
The mining entity will become the third biggest commercial venture when established in Kalomo after the Agro Support abattoir and the Continental ginnery.