Mopani Copper Mines Plc has with immediate effect resumed operations at its Nkana and Mufulira mine sites following an intensive safety audit of underground operations.

Mopani Copper Mines Plc public relations manager Nebert Mulenga confirmed the resumption of operations at the two sites.

He said in a statement that the mining company, which declared a safety work stoppage last month, ensured that during the suspension, all employees underwent supervisory and safety training sessions.

He added that the employees also signed commitment letters to undertake safe work.

“It is our hope that employees have benefitted from the supervisory and training sessions, which reinforced among other things, the duty and right of each and every employee to report unsafe practices and refuse to undertake any assignment deemed unsafe,” stated Mulenga.

Last month, Mopani suspended all operations at its South Ore Body (SOB) in Kitwe following an accident that claimed two miners’ lives.

– Courtesy of SUMA SYSTEMS