By Abdul Rahman Suagibu –
NEW AFRICA DAILY NEWS, Freetown, Sierra Leone- In Zambia, Following a media fact released by Small Scale Miners Association of Zambia Executive Director – Kunda Chani, the association is pleased with Grizzly transparency.
Mr. Chani approved Grizzly Mining for declaring firmly and clearly saying, the extracted multi-million dollar emerald weighing about 50 kilogram.
“We implore other large scale mining firms to be declaring correct production figures for the benefits of Zambian economy. As an association we urge other mining houses to create a system that will promote small scale mining. This will close the gap and help to build capacity for small scale miners.
“If the relationship between small scale miners association of Zambia and the mining houses both in greenstone and base metal industry join hands, it will increase production for the base metal and greenstone thereby raising adequate revenue for the country. This will enable the Zambian economy to benefit from the minerals mined in Zambia. We want to be part of the industry and contribute meaningfully. This can only be achieved if collaboration is enhanced,” he said.
For New Africa Daily News Abdul Rahman Suagibu Reports, Africa Correspondent