By Scoop Reporter

MOPANI Copper Mines (MCM) and Government have resoled that the mining company must reopen and proceed on care and maintenance after three months.

In a statement made available to The Scoop this afternoon by MCM Public Relations Manager, Nerbet Mulenga, this afternoon, the company will resume its operations before issuing a notice to Government over its intention to go on care and maintenance after 90 days.

Mr. Mulenga says once the company is placed under care and maintenance, engagement with Government on the potential solutions to the challenges which have hit the mining giant will continue.

“Mopani Copper Mines can confirm that constructive discussions have taken place with the Zambian Government. Mopani Copper Mines Plc is to re-start mining operations and issue a notice of its intention to place operations on care and maintenance after 90 days.

“During the 90-day period, Mopani will continue to engage with the Government on potential solutions to its current challenges. The health and safety of the workforce and surrounding communities is our top priority,” Mr. Mulenga said.

He says Mopani will engage with its employees, relevant contractors, and local communities regarding the restart of operations.

“Mopani remains committed to supporting its community projects, hospitals and schools,” he said.

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