By Wilson Mulinda
Government says it will review the Mines and Minerals Acts to actualize the country’s potential in the sector.
Mines and Minerals Development Minister PAUL KABUSWE says the Ministry is eager to engage key stakeholders to incorporate their ideas and submissions in implementing all policies.
The Minister was speaking when he officially opened the Lusaka Provincial Consultation on the mineral resources development policy.
Mr. KABUSWE said there is need to replace the 2013 Minerals Development Policy which is currently being used despite the sector evolving and experiencing new challenges.
Meanwhile, Center for Trade Policy and Development Head of Research BOYD MULEYA said implementation of good minerals development policies is crucial for Government as it is important for industrial linkages.
Mr. MULEYA said such engagements will attract investments in mining because all stakeholders concerns are included in the draft before the final document is completed.