By ZamChro Correspondent
Government will next month announce the new business entity to take over the running of the closed Luanshya Copper Mine-LCM.
Mines minister, Maxwell Mwale, says firms from Britain, South Africa and China have shown interest in investing in the mine.
Mr. Mwale yesterday disclosed that government will ensure that the new investor takes on the retrenched workers of Luanshya mine.
He also said government is determined to safe guard jobs of Zambian workers in all the mining companies.
The minister urged miners not to panic as government has received overwhelming response from firms wishing to invest in the mines on the Copperbelt.
Luanshya Copper Mines closed recently, citing falling copper prices. More than 1000 workers lost their jobs following the closure of the mine.
And the European Commission has given Zambia a two million Euros grant towards the creation of animal disease free Zones.
Member of the European Commission, Androulla Vassiliou, says the project aims at improving Zambia’s food security and exports of animal products.
She was speaking in Lusaka after visiting Master pork, a company owned by ZAMBEEF.
Ms. Vassiliou said she was impressed with operations at ZAMBEEF but noted that Zambia has greater potential for bigger agriculture projects than ZAMBEEF.
She also said the commission will provide support to the health sector by training personnel to work in rural areas.
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