Lower Zambezi valley Tin exploration to start

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Exploration of Tin deposits in the lower Zambezi valley in Southern province by a Namibian mining entity is expected to commence soon following the authorization of the proposed project by government.

Ango Namib industrial and mining entity, consultant, Charles Courtnev Clarke disclosed this yesterday when he paid a courtesy call on Kalomo district commissioner, Lucia Mwiinde to introduce the project which will benefit both Kalomo and Zimba districts in terms of infrastructure development.

Mr. Clarke who was accompanied by chief Chikanta of Kalomo and District chiefs affairs officer, Lishomwa Mwendabai, said the first priority is to rehabilitate the 70 kilometres Kalomo-Kabanga road that leads to Siankope area in Mapatizya area where it has identified large deposits of Tin ore.

Mr. Clarke said an initial 500, 000 United States dollars is expected to be injected in the project which will create employment for the local people.

He said ten percent of the company’s Tin extractions would be channeled towards social corporate responsibility in an effort for the locals to benefit from the investment in the area.

Mr Clark stated that when the micro mining entity becomes fully operational, IT is expected to extract about a 150 tonnes of tin ore per day.