Solwezi Municipal Council handing over responsibilities to Kansanshi Mine. Trading long term development for short term results?

Since the start of mining in Solwezi, the population and traffic has increased in  large numbers , especially mine related traffic. The roads are now in a  bad state. The Solwezi Municipal council is in debt. It  has arrived at a debt swap arrangement with Kansanshi mine which includes handing over responsibility for the development of …

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Gravelling of township roads.

Mercy Mulenga/New Generation Fm/north Western Province/24th August 2018. Kansanshi mining PLC has commenced works on the Royal cross roads road also known as the old Solwezi chingola road. This road was mostly in a deprolable state especially in the rainy season despite it having one the best hotels in Solwezi. This follows the singing of …

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Effects of open burning to the environment.

Mercy Mulenga/new Generation Fm/solwezi/19/08/18. Burning Produces thick smoke that blackens the sky Causing the local people to cough and soils to Harden. Open burning is one way people use to get rid of unwanted materials or garbage in our homes but has got a lot of adverse effects to the environment. Recently Solwezi District in …

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Residents Fear Land Grab by RUISA investments

Steve 17th August 2018 5,000 Residents of Jifumpa Community of Kasempa District of Zambia face uncertainty as their livelihood land is potentially being grabbed from them by RUIDA Investment LTD. These are negative effects of Large Scale Land Based Investments. The community needs a loud voice to serve their land and only identity. This was …

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Poor roads raise the question of mines taking over responsibility of local authority

16/08/2018] Shikamo Eliack: Shikamo Eliack/YAD/North western province. Local Roads. 17/8/2018. The local roads in Solwezi are supossed to be worked in by Solwezi municipal council. Having adocacted on the proper utilization if the revenue collected from Kansanshi mine. The municipal council entered in debt swap with the cooperate which brought about an agreement were the …

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Bad state of roads in Kimasala

Chilufya kabwe /YAD/north western Zambia 16/08/18 Zambia kimasala road in a very bad state: This is Zambia kimasala road which used by kansanshi mine and the public. This road is very busy but it has not been worked on for some years now. The government and the mines need work together for the betterment of …

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Youth Training

Robinson Kachuñu/Kwetu Voice /NWP, Zambia 14.08.2018 Kansanshi Mine Trains 31 Mufumbwe youths. Civil Society for Poverty Reduction (CSPR) able Provincial Coordinator for Northwestern province mobilised youths from mufumbwe district to receive training from Kansanshi Foundation in Solwezi. The three days training package has 1. Conservation farming, 2. Green charcoal, 3. Village banking from 13 – …

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CSO soft voice with impact

Shikamo Eliack /YAD/North western Zambia. 31/07/2018. CSO Voice Soft but making impact. The CSO voice is a voice that is perceived to have no strong impact. Its not a voice that produces a strong wave that brings a hurricane or an earth quake. But it slowly makes impact. The picture above is the works that …

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