K1.5 MILLION FROM BLACK MOUNTAIN OPERATIONS ALLOCATED TO VARIOUS EMPOWERMENT COOPERATIVES THIS MONTH ALONE

By Michael Kaluba

Operations at the Black Mountain have this month alone disbursed over K1.5 million to the Kitwe District Commissioner’s office for 110 cooperatives and other target groups to access empowerment believed to be around K10,000 startup per grouping of 10.

And the consortium running operations at the black mountain has announced that it is withdrawing the 2 trucks allocated to the office of Nkana Constituency Member of Parliament Binwell Mpundu and reallocated to Chisokone marketeers empowerment because the law maker has been peddling untrue information about operations despite his trucks also using the same community in his area that complain of pollution and damage to roads.

Addressing the media in Kitwe, Consortium Chairperson Kangwa Kamando explained that communities in Kitwe including Kandabwe, St. Anthony and Nkana West under Nkana Constituency have 7 trucks each

in addition to their MP’s 2 trucks and that Wusakile constituency parliamentary office also has 2 trucks meant for those to be empowerment through the office.

Mr. Kamando, who has reiterated that no life has been lost at the black mountain in 4 months of operations, explains further that other beneficiaries of the empowerment scheme are the differently abled and the traditional leadership in the province, the elderly and freedom fighters, women and other vulnerable groups.

And Kitwe District Commissioner Lawrence Mwanza says only 3 black mountain related road traffic accidents have been recorded so far with one fatality and has assured Kitwe residents that starting tomorrow, loaded trucks will use the alternative route behind mopani copper mines and that in two months’ time, a contractor will be on site to work on the road.

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