By NATION REPORTER
ZAMBIA Wake Up Party (ZAWAPA) president Howard Kunda says the mine accidents being experienced on the Copperbelt is a sign that much needs to be done with regards to mine safety.
Seven miners at Macro Link mine in Mufulira were on Sunday morning trapped after the mine was flooded.
Mr Kunda said it was regrettable that the mining sector had yet again recorded another tragedy.
He said safety measures needed to be enforced in order to reduce mine accidents.
He observed that mine accidents were a sign that safety measures are somehow not being taken seriously.
The ZAWAPA leader urged authorities to ensure that mine owners take issues safety seriously because lives cannot be lost due to negligence.
“It is not good for the country to be losing breadwinners through mine accidents,this is regrettable. This is a sign that more needs to be done as far as mine safety is concerned. These mine owners should be mindful it is the people who are involved.
“Mine safety should be number one priority ,if not properly enforced we will continue losing lives through these accidents, “he said.
Meanwhile, Mr Kunda said it was shocking that despite the UPND promising the people of Zambia that once in power, the local currency would depreciate instead it was becoming a worst currency on the globe.
“The new dawn government should be ashamed for lying to the people of Zambia,”he said.
According to Mr Kunda,the people of Zambia were tired of fake promises hence there waiting for 2026 so that they bring in a government that had a heart for people.