MINES and Minerals Development Minister Paul Kabuswe has revealed that some people under the PF administration were given about 50 mining licences each and they are not doing any mining activities. Speaking in Parliament, Friday, Kabuswe said the politicisation in the issuance of mining licences had negatively affected the mining sector. “When I hear the question about licensing, I don’t know whether we had a Ministry in the previous regime, because the confusion that we found, the way they were grabbing licences and giving licences. We have characters who have 50 licences, one person, even over 50 licences one person. There are characters, Madam Speaker, who have 45,000 square metres or hectares of land and doing nothing on it. Just…...

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