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Friday, 23 January 2009

Ministerial Statement : Mining Industry

Ministerial Statement made to Parliament on 23rd January, 2009 by the Minister of Mines and Minerals Development, Hon. Maxwell M. B. Mwale on the Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on the Mining Sector and how Government is addressing the Situation. Statement reproduced below for alternative preservation.

Ministerial Statement on the Mining and the Global Slowdown


  1. Interesting article:

  2. Kafue,

    Thanks for that one, very interesting indeed. Not sure yet how it all fits in with the rest, but it is a well deserved vote of confidence at least for those Asians who have been in the country for some time and still see their own personal futures tied to that of their workers. One thing that the Southeast Asian and Oceania experience seems to show over the long term is that middle class Indian and Chinese immigrant entrepreneurs and their families can become an integral part of the domestic economic backbone if given citizenship rights.

    Zambian citizens should learn not to vent their frustrations over the seeming indifference of distant foreign investors with their countrymen who have actually relocated. Please think of your friends and relatives who themselves are overseas, and how you would want them treated and viewed by their neighbors. There are more than a billion Chinese people, more than a billion Indian people. Treat them all as the same and you only make yourself small. Peace.


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