Over 700 more miners to lose jobs

Over 700 miners are set to lose their jobs at Kalumbila mine in North Western Province.

In a communication letter to the Ministry of Labour the mine said the move was necessitated by ZESCO’S move to reduce power supply to the mine to 70 megawatts from 150 megawatts.

The mining firm has in a letter indicated that at, this level it is only possible to run half of the Sentinel plant and that significant cuts particularly to the labour force will need to be carried out if the project is to remain viable.

The Sentinel mine in Kalumbila, has been unable to receive power from a transmission line connected to Lusaka, that was supposed to come online in September. The mine may also delay plans to hire another 360 workers.

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