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ZCCM-IH job creation excites Copperbelt PS

Mr Nundwe said the new plant which was scheduled to begin its operations in the next two months will employ over 1000 Zambians in the country of which 400 will hold permanent positions.

Speaking to the Daily Nation at the Provincial Offices in Ndola, Mr. Nundwe said government alone could not cater for every single youth in the country hence the reason why ZCCM-IH should be commended for the gesture.

“His Royal Highness Chief Chiwala is very excited about this investment, the Minister is happy and so is the entire administration.

“It is therefore important that all those who will be displaced have their homes built as soon as possible because it is vital that our people are happy and appreciate the investment instead of crying,” he said.

Mr. Nundwe however cautioned ZCCM-IH not to mistreat its local employees but should conduct quality business practices. And ZCCM-IH cement stirring committee Chairperson, Mwila Lumbwe said the Investment consisted of a robust settlement plant that included accommodating would be employees.

Mr. Lumbwe noted that over K141,000 had already been payed to the people in the project area to support their livelihoods.

He said many concerns had arisen concerning the displacement of the people hence a number of meetings were conducted with the Chief who was the leader of the area to find a sustainable solution to the matter.

He said Chief Chiwala had allocated land where ZCCM-IH could build houses for the displaced people with each unit costing approximately K108,000.


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