By JOHN SAKALA
Conquest Mining Contractors has been given a mineral trading permit by the Ministry of Mines to legally trade in all minerals.
Speaking in an interview with The Independent Observer, Conquest Mining Managing Director Kunda Chani said the time for complaints and talk is over but to get involved in the industry.
Mr Chani who implored all Zambians to get involved in either large scale mining or mineral trading said owning either of the two is very affordable.
He said Zambians should embrace the enabling environment created by government and join in the mining industry.
“Most Zambians hardly know that to acquire a Mineral Trading permit is affordable and only pegged at K2, 100 while large scale mining is K3, 000 with validity of three years. We should stop complaining and join hands in order to benefit from our minerals. We can do this either as a group or as individuals,” he said.
Conquest Mining will legally trade in gold, silver, Platinum, Copper, Cobalt, Manganese, Iron, Lead, Zinc, Aluminium, Nickel, Tin, Chrome, Titanium, Tantalite and Tungsten
Mr Chani said Conquest Mining is a 100 per cent Zambian owned company based in Kitwe.
“We are currently doing the Environmental Project Brief (EPB) in our areas of interest so that we make quick progress,” he said.