Lundazi, April 5, 2019, ZANIS—Zambia Consolidated Copper Mine (ZCCM) Investment Holdings Plc has been granted a license to explore oil and gas in Chasefu district in Eastern province.
Chasefu Council Secretary (CS), Martin Mutale disclosed to ZANIS in a statement in Lundazi district, Eastern province, that the licenses Number Pel 033 block 27 located in Chasefu will also enable ZCCM-IH to explore oil and gas in Chama and Mpika districts.
Mr Mutale said all the documentation is in the progress adding that, what is remaining is the company to obtain a written consent before it can embark on the explorations of the minerals in the district.
And the CS revealed that according to the ministerial circular he received, the Ministry of Local Government has approved the 2019 budget for Chasefu district with adjustments and conditions set out.
Meanwhile, Chasefu Council Chairperson, Chimwemwe Banda urged councilors to take stock of all the damaged infrastructure as a result of rain to equip the local authority with up to date database.
Mrs Banda has however, stated that the district is poised for a bumper harvest following the significant rainfall it has received.