Kabwe, August 16th, 2014, ZANIS — Job seekers in kabwe have called on Zambia Environment Management Agency, ZEMA, to quickly grant Enviro Processing Limited, EPL, permission to reopen the Kabwe old mine.
One of the job seekers, Travi Sembo, has advised ZEMA management to come out clear and tell the community what is delaying the progression of the reopening of the old mine following a successful tripartite symposium held on 11th April.
Mr. Sembo said ZEMA had organized a meeting earlier this year with the investor, EPL, and the community to meet and discuss issues affecting the closure of the mine and had assured the people that the mine would soon resume production in two months’ time.
He has therefore, appealed to ZEMA and government to speed up the process as it will not only benefit the people of the community but the district at large.
Mr Sembo adds that Kabwe has been referred to as a ghost town for a long time now, and the only way to get rid of such names is to open up the district for economic development.
Meanwhile, Enviro Processing Limited Manager, Edgar Njobvu, refused to comment and referred all questions to the Chief Executive Officer, CEO, who is apparently not in the country.