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INCREASE IN COPPER PRODUCTION TO BOOST INVESTMENTS – CHIKWANDA 

By RUTH YAMBAYAMBA 

GOVERNMENT’S intentions in the increase of copper production from 700 thousand metric tones to 3 million will boost investments in the mining sector, says Energy expert Johnstone Chikwanda.  

Mr Chikwanda said the mining sector gave the country more Forex compared to other sectors hence boosting the economy.

He said that the increased copper production would promote youth empowerment as the production of copper will be intensified 

Mr Chikwanda notes that the increase of copper production will also help the expansion and development of new mines 

 “The expansion in the mining industry will require to expand the supply of energy in order to support the mining sector,” he said. 

Mr Chikwanda has appealed to the mining sector to support government’s efforts in order to boost the country’s economy.

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