THE Mineworkers Union of Zambia (MUZ) says the mining sector is performing well under the administration of President Edgar Lungu despite the industry facing some challenges at the global level.
MUZ secretary general Joseph Chewe said the Government led by President Lungu had brought some changes in the mining sector by luring investors from different parts of the world.
Mr Chewe said the mining sector especially the copper industry contributed more than 80 percent of the country’s exports and foreign exchange earnings which had developed Zambia over the years.
He said the PF administration had made the difference in the mining sector because most of the investors in the industry had confidence in Zambia.
Mr Chewe said despite the copper prices on the world market not doing well, he was positive that by next year the prices of metals would be favourable for the benefit of the people.
.He said it was not right for some opposition political parties to mislead people that the job losses in the mining sector should be blamed on the PF.
Mr Chewe said the job losses in the mining sector were characterised by the low prices of base metals on the world market which had affected different mining houses in the world.
He said the job losses in the mining sector were not only true in Zambia but even in some major mining countries like Chile, South Africa, Australia and many others.