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MINES AND MINERALS Development Minister Hon Richard Musukwa has announced that government through the Zambia Consolidated Copper Mine Investment Holding (ZCCM-IH) is working round the clock in ensuring that Kansenseli Gold Mine in Mwinilunga district of North Western Province becomes operational. Hon Musukwa told journalists in Solwezi yesterday that government will not entertain any illegal mining activities in the area. He said for a long time, a few individuals have been benefiting from the mineral resource at the expense of the people and country at large.” And as I speak, ZCCM-IH has already started mining gold from the area,” he said. He stated that government wants to ensure that Gold as a natural resource contributes to the economic trajectory of the country. Over the Kalengwa Mine in Mufumbwe, Hon Musukwa disclosed that a mining licence will soon be issued to a suitable mining investor. He revealed that various firms applied for mining licences and that the selection process has been completed.

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