GOVERNMENT says it will strengthen mine safety regulations in line with international rules to improve the well-being of workers in Zambia’s mining industry.
Ministry of Mines and Mineral Development permanent secretary Paul Chanda said safety cannot be over-emphasised in the mining sector.
Mr Chanda said all stakeholders should ensure that safety and occupational health are adequately funded as they are a worthwhile investment.
“Government will strengthen mine safety regulations in line with international rules to better safety issues in the sector,” he said.
Mr Chanda said this in a speech read for him by mines safety deputy director Aaron Soko during the Zambia Chamber of Mines and Council for First Aid inter-company safety competition at Konkola Stadium in Chililabombwe on Saturday.
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