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Intact ZCCM-IH Shares In Kansanshi Mine

ZCCM Investment Holdings’ stakes in Kansanshi Mine have not been sold, according to clarification from the government.

Contrary to rumors, the new deal between ZCCM-IH and First Quantum Minerals – FQM – regarding the operation of the mine in Solwezi is accurate.

According to the agreement, First Quantum Minerals’ operating company Kansanshi would pay ZCCM-IH a 3.1 percent royalty on its sales, according to Chief Government Spokesperson CHUSHI KASANDA.

Depending on the gross value of metal products, primarily copper and gold, sold or otherwise mined at Kansanshi, Ms. KASANDA estimates the royalties to be in the range of 50 to 70 million US dollars per year.

According to her, this arrangement benefits ZCCM-IH because the royalty will be paid as long as Kansanshi is in business.

The arrangement, according to Ms. KASANDA, who is also the Minister of Information and Media, establishes a more steady and predictable revenue stream that ZCCM-IH can use to generate money and carry out its ambitious investment strategy.

This is in accordance with a statement made by the Ministry of Information and Media in Lusaka.

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