Anvil procures new water vessel
Nchelenge, August 6, 2014, ZANIS…ANVIL Mining Zambia-Congo in has procured a new water vessel at the cost of US1, 800 dollars.
The procurement of the vessel is in an effort to increase efficiency at the company.
Anvil Logistics Specialist for Zambia Norman Mutandwa in an interview with ZANIS in Nchelenge today said the new water vessel has the capacity of 800 tons.
Mr. Mutandwa said the new ferry will soon start transversing the waters between Nchelenge on the Zambian side to Kapulo mine which has just been opened in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
He said the new ferry can load nine big trucks at once compared to six trucks that the old barge accommodates and has the ability to wade in a one meter water depth.
Mr. Mutandwa who was speaking during the tests of the ferry by Maritime Zambia on Lake Mweru said the investment is aimed at meeting the increased production at the mining firm.
And a senior government official in Nchelenge has urged the private sector such as Anvil Mining to be more socially responsible.
Nchelenge District Administrative Officer Gift Hajongola said the investment by Anvil Mining Conglomerate is a clear indication of sound bilateral relations between Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Mr. Hajongola however said Anvil Mining has not been socially responsible and urged the authorities on the Zambian side to take the issue seriously.