MINES and Minerals Development Minister Paul Kabuswe says government understands the pain of Copperbelt residents with regards to Mopani and Konkola Copper Mines. Kabuswe says the government, however, wants to “squeeze the boil and remove the pus” left in the mining sector, adding that only then, will long-lasting correct decisions be made. Opposing a private member’s motion moved by Wusakile PF MP Pavyuma Kalobo, that the House urges the government to re-capitalise Mopani Copper Mines, Wednesday, Kabuswe said the decision made on Mopani by the previous government was for political expediency. “The decision on Mopani was not made for the benefit of the majority Zambians but so that some individuals would survive politically. It was not well thought through, it…...

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