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PS calls for prudent management of the mines

Mr. Kamanga said this in a Speech read on his behalf by Kitwe District Commissioner Binwell Mpundu during the official opening of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative -EITI- dissemination workshop for the 2015 Reconciliation Report.

And EITI National Coordinator Siforiano Banda noted that Zambia has remained poor despite over 100 years in mining due to mismanagement and lack of accountability in the extractive industry.

Mr Banda said the development agreements signed by government with some mining conglomerates lacked accountability and transparency to allow the Country derive maximum benefits from its mineral wealth.

And  Mr.  Mpundu called for the enactment of a special legislation to compel mining companies to contribute towards the development of communities in their areas of operation.

Meanwhile, Ministry of Mines Assistant Director Joseph Nyimbiri called for accountability in the extractive industry to enhance economic growth.

And speaking at the same function Publish What You Pay Copperbelt Chapter Chairperson  Kayula Mubanga urged members of the public to utilize the report to demand for development from government.

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