WE NEED WEALTH CREATION STRATEGIES-CHIEF MUMENA
THERE is need to put in a place wealth creation strategies for displaced communities in the mining areas, Chief Mumena of the Kaonde speaking people has observed
In an interview with the Daily Nation yesterday, Chief Mumena said challenges facing communities that were displaced to pave way for mining activities mainly in Solwezi was due to lack of capacity to create wealth.
He said that traditional leaders had observed that compensating the displaced communities was not enough to end the high poverty levels.
Some people that were displaced in Solwezi, Kalumbila and Lumwana had continued to complain that they were not adequately compensated by the Kansanshi Mines, First Quantum Gold Trident mine and Barrick Gold.
“There is need to put in place wealth creating strategies instead of crying for more help from the mining companies,” he said