The Copperbelt Province Minister Hon. Elisha Matambo undertook a familiarisation tour of Kagem Mine in Lufwanyama District recently.
The minister, who was accompanied by the Copperbelt Province Permanent Secretary Augustine Kasongo and other officials, was impressed with Gemfields’ investment in the emerald mine and applauded its management’s professionalism.
Meanwhile, Kagem Mine General Manager Mr. Sanjeev Kumar noted that the mine’s CSR expenditure had made a significant difference to the lives of people in the communities around the mine. He added that the company also plans to build a Vocational Training Centre within Lufwanyama District to help local youths acquire skills that would increase their employability not only at the mine but with other companies as well.