Zambia: Government of Luapula is expected to issue prospecting license for various minerals in the provinces following the completion of the mapping exercise in the areas by Chinese experts.
“Government is currently awaiting a report that will determine whether there are mineral deposits in the targeted areas before it can issue license to potential investors to start exploration in the two provinces. However, the areas have potential of gold, diamond, copper and nickel deposits but the report will determine the extent of the minerals,” said Christopher Yaluma, Minister of mines, energy and water development “The Chinese government extended funding for the mapping of Luapula and Northern Provinces. The exercise has been done and we are waiting for the data before mineral exploration can start,” added Yaluma.
Source: Daily mail