Community Taskforce Committees in Chief’s Mwenda, Mwewa and Chisunka in Luapula province have been created following the resolutions passed at the Chief’s Indaba held in Kabwe.
Mansa Local CCZ Chairman Father Teddy Sichinga explained that the committees are aimed at speaking on behalf of community members on all injustices in the mining communities.
“The taskforce will speak on behalf of the community members on issues of low wages, safety and mining developments taking place”, he said.
Fr Schinga added that the LCC in Mansa has successfully compiled a list of mining investors engaged in manganese mining to help the taskforce carry out its work effectively.
“With the presence of the taskforce we expect an improvement in the lives of our people who work in the mines”, he said.