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WWF Zambia urges gov’t to halt mining in Lower Zambezi

By NATION REPORTER

THE World Wide Fund (WWF) Zambia has appealed to government to review and cancel the mining licence for the large-scale mining operations in the Lower Zambezi National Park.

The WWF has maintained that it is against the mining activities in the Lower Zambezi National Park and is still asking government to consider reviewing its decision to commence large-scale open pit mining in the national park.

Ms Nachilala Nkombo, the WWF Zambia country director says her organisation was still objecting to the mining activities in the Lower Zambezi National Park because of the perils that would come with such large scale mining activities.

In a speech read by Fungai Musana, the Chief External Engagement Officer Ms Ms Nkombo said the WWF’s position had remained unchanged from the position issued in 2012 when this discourse about mining in the Lower Zambezi National Park started.

Ms Nkombo said to secure a healthy, prosperous, future for communities in the Lower Zambezi area covering Chirundu, Rufunsa and Luangwa districts in Zambia, WWF Zambia was urging government to review and cancel the license for this mining operation.

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