Solutions to the problems facing the copper mining industry in Zambia

Solutions to the problems facing the copper mining industry in Zambia

  • Recruitment of labour from the neighbouring countries and workers such as school leavers and prisoners.
  • Construction of hydroelectric power stations to produce adequate power to reduce the importation of coal.
  • Diversification of Zambia‚Äôs economy by encouraging agriculture, trade and tourism.
Solutions to the problems facing the copper mining industry in Zambia




  • By recycling of copper wastes to avoid pollution.
  • By conducting a broad market research to widen market for copper.
  • By opening up alternative transport routes to avoid closure with distabilised countries e.g Tazara railway.
  • To promote good co-operation and friendly relations with the neighbouring countries to continue use of transport routes through these countries.
  • Replacement of old and worn out dated machinery with new machinery

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