1.0 Introduction Zambia’s mining history dates back over 100 years ago. This rich history is attributed to its unique geographical positioning. In addition to copper, Zambia boasts of other mineral resources including base metals, precious, industrial, gemstones, and energy minerals. Our benefits from the mining sector as a country have been narrowed to fiscal linkages i.e., garnering revenue from the sector to support public expenditure. It is cardinal that the concept of benefits from the mining sector is extended to instituting deep production linkages through forward and backward integration. A lack of these linkages has led to the paradox of our natural resources sitting side by side with poverty in mining host communities. In this and the next Monday Opinion,…...

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