Limbs recovered at Mopani Mine



The Mopani mine accident rescue team has recovered some limbs from the debris in the ongoing search of four miners who died at the South Orebody Shaft.

And Mines Minister Christopher Yaluma says the search for the remains of the miners will continue until there is satisfaction that all the four miners are recovered from the debris.



Mr. Yaluma said this after he undertook a tour of the accident scene underground on Wednesday afternoon.

He says it is the desire of government to put a closure to the search.

And Mr. Yaluma says government in consultation with the unions has agreed that two members from each family be taken underground where the rescue team is operating from to appreciate what the team is doing.



And Mine Workers Union of Zambia Nkana Branch Chairman Pilias Mwaba says the union is pleased with government’s efforts in retrieving the remains of the four miners.

Earlier Mr. Yaluma asked the bereaved families of the four miners to bear with government and the mining firm as efforts to retrieve the bodies have intensified.

Uganda to send mine experts

Uganda will send team experts to Zambia to come and learn how Zambia has managed to process its locally mined copper into cables.


Uganda’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Henry Okello says Uganda currently exports copper for refining abroad and that is later imported in form of cables.

Dr. Okello told ZNBC News that Uganda wants to start processing and refining its copper locally as opposed to having it exported for refining.

He says Uganda spends huge amounts of money to export its copper for purification and importing it in form copper cables.

Zambia currently processes its Copper and produces cables as a finished product locally at the Metal Fabricators Zambia Limited -ZAMFA on the Copperbelt.

Meanwhile, the Bankers Association of Zambia says banks are struggling to support key sectors of the economy because they do not have excess to cash.

BAZ President Leonard Mwanza says the interest rate is mis-aligned due to the tightening of liquidity on the market.

Mr. Mwanza says the association is engaging various stakeholders to ensure that the interest rate ratio on the market is normalized.

He was speaking when he featured on the news and current affairs segment of morning live programme.