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Lubambe Joins FNB in 5KM Run and Aerobics Activation

On Saturday 15th June, 2024 some Lubambe and Contractor employees braved the cold to join First National Bank (FNB) Zambia for the 5KM Run and Aerobics Activation ahead of the 2nd edition of the FNB Kopala Run slated for 20th July, 2024 in Kitwe.
In the build up to the FNB Kopala Run, Lubambe Copper Mine Limited was invited to participate in the 5KM Run and Aerobics which took place last Saturday at Shoprite Mall in Chililabombwe.
The event which lasted for three hours showed that fitness can be fun for everyone.

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                                                                             Lubambe Employees joins in FNB Run and Aerobics Activation

Commenting on the event, Lubambe Copper Mine Limited Human Resources Manager, Mr. Future Muzungaire said the participation in the event was a fantastic opportunity to promote health and wellness within Lubambe community and enjoy a day of fitness and fun.
“As Lubambe, we were glad to join the FNB team, we took it as an opportunity to promote our wellness. We wanted to ensure that we contribute to the personal wellbeing of employees as well as to foster team spirit and togetherness,” he said.

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Lubambe Boosts Chililabombwe Municipal Council’s Information Technology Department

Lubambe Lubambe Copper Mine Limited (LCML) has responded to a call by Chililabombwe Municipal Council by donating Information Technology office equipment to the Council’s IT department after fire swept through their building destroying all the items.
On 11th June, 2024 LCML Information Technology Manager, Ms. Patricia Moyo, Community and Stakeholder Relations Manager, Mr. Nchimunya Nachilime and IT Technician, Mr. Samuel Mbewe delivered the donated items on behalf of Management and Chililabombwe Municipal Council Mayor, Mr. Lucky Sichone was on hand to receive them on behalf of the council.
The donated IT equipment include; servers, switches, screens, hard drives and a printer.

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Chililabombwe Mayor, Mr. Lucky Sichone receives donated IT equipment

Ms. Moyo expressed hope that the donated IT equipment will go a long way in helping the council’s IT department provide better services to the community.
And Mr. Nachilime added “we received a letter requesting for support concerning IT equipment following the fire that gutted the office. We looked into the request and in a small way Lubambe was willing to give a helping hand. We hope that this will help kick start the IT department and get back on track with the transition process of digitalisation.

In receiving the equipment, Mr. Sichone commended Lubambe for rendering a helping hand to the Council and ensuring that the IT department starts working.
Mr. Sichone said when the building caught fire, the IT Department lost almost every piece of equipment, a move that disrupted the process of digitalising Council’s operations.
“On behalf of our local authority, we are grateful that within the shortest possible time, Lubambe has come to our aid. As you are aware when our IT department building caught fire we lost almost everything. We want to thank Lubambe management and say that this donation is evidence that we are working together. You have done us a huge favour. You have given us most of the items required for the IT department to be up and running. This will make our job easier,” he said.

And Chililabombwe Municipal Council IT Manager, Ms. Susan Chende commended Lubambe for the gesture and said that the donated items would help boost her department.

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Lubambe Exhibit at CAMINEX

 

Lubambe Copper Mine Limited exhibited at this year’s Copperbelt Agriculture, Mining, Industrial, Networking and Enterprise Exhibition (CAMINEX) with a focus on showcasing the innovations aimed at growing the mine.
One of the innovations that was showcased to unlock opportunities for the mine to grow was the truck route interconnectivity project.
This year’s CAMINEX was held from 28th May to 30th May 2024 under the theme: “Unlocking Opportunities for Growth: Zambia’s Land Linked Position”.
More than 400 show goers who attended the show visited the Lubambe stand which exhibited under the Zambia Chamber of Mines (ZCM) Pavilion.

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Mines and Minerals Development Minister Hon. Paul Kabuswe interact with Lubambe Copper Mine Limited Acting External Head Mr. Ali Simukonda during his tour of the Lubambe at CAMINEX

President Hakainde Hichilema who officially opened the show on 29th May, 2024 visited the ZCM pavilion and later Mines and Minerals Development Minister Hon. Paul Kabuswe toured the stands and interacted with exhibitors with his first stop being at Lubambe.
During his official opening, President Hichilema called on mining firms to be innovative and explore opportunities that would ensure the growth of the sector.

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Lubambe Mine Rescue Team Wins Second Position at National Competition

The Lubambe Mine Rescue Team scooped second position at the 19th Zambia National Mine Rescue Competition held at Mopani Central Training Centre in Mufulira from 27th to 30th May, 2024 under the theme “Giving Back to Zambian Community”.
The team also scooped two awards in the categories best in First Aid and best Field Event.
Mopani Copper Mine Mufulira emerged the overall winners with Konkola Copper Mine taking the third position.
The Winner of the 2024 will represent Zambia at the International Mine Rescue Competition which will be held in Zambia in 2026.
10 teams from various mining companies participated in this year’s Zambia Mines Rescue National Heat Competition.

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                                                            Mine Rescue Team pose for a photo with senior management after receiving the award

Speaking during the Zambia National Mine Rescue Competition award gala in Mufulira on Friday 30th May, 2024, Zambia Chamber of Mines (ZCM) Chief Executive Officer Mr. Sokwani Chilembo urged mining firms to invest in mine rescue operations to save lives stating that the recent mining accidents at Macrolink and Sensele Mines should serve as a lesson.
Mr. Chilembo assured that ZCM would continue to work with mine rescue teams as well as international mine rescue bodies to ensure best practice.
Zambia Mine Rescue Association president Mr. Gabriel Zulu was happy that the teams were equal to the tasks.
And Lubambe Copper Mine Ltd Safety, Health, Environment and Training Manager, Eng. Gideon Sinkamba urged the team to continue working hard as he assured that the company would ensure that it had a battle-ready rescue team to do their job in-case of a real need.

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LCML Acting General Manager Operations Daniel Chihili receives the awards from the team as Chief Financial Officer Eustus Munsaka looks on
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                           Some Heads of Department pose for a photo with winner in the category Best in Work Load Newton Namakando

 


Chililabombwe Police Post Receives Facelift

Lubambe Copper Mine Limited (LCML) on Friday 24th May, 2024 received accolades after renovating the Chiliabombwe Central Police Station which had part of its infrastructure in a deplorable state.
Some of the works done at the Police station included painting the entire infrastructure, mending cracked walls and installing new fittings in some offices.
The works done at the police station signifies a major milestone journey towards security enhancement in the district.

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LCML management, Government Officials and Police Officers in Chililabombwe pose for a photo in front of the refurbished Chililabombwe Central Police

Chililabombwe District Commissioner Ms. Precious Njekwa expressed happiness that the dilapidated infrastructure at Chililabombwe Central Police Station had been refurbished and commended Lubambe Copper Mine Limited for its unwavering commitment to community empowerment.
Ms. Njekwa said Lubambe’s involvement in the project was a shining example of how Corporate Social Responsibility makes an impact in people’s lives.

“Your continued support and investment in the wellbeing of our district has been exemplary. This refurbished police station is a testament of your dedication to creating a safer and more secure Chilibombwe. We are grateful that you have continued to support your Government on projects that we are supposed to spend money on,” she said.
Chililabombwe Mayor Lucky Sichone was grateful to Lubambe for its continued support to the wellbeing of Chililabombwe residents.
“We have seen so many projects that you have done in our districts, Konkola township itself you have been there year in, year out. Your works have been very visible, we keep seeing what you have been doing for the residents of Chililabombwe and are so grateful,” he said.

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LCML Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Mr. Tim Duffy acknowledged the importance of police presence in the area as it played a critical role in safeguarding investments adding that without law and order in place, chaos would rise.
Mr. Duffy highlighted the good relationship that the mining firm shared with police and that as an investor it was important to rely on the due process of law and order.
“We value our participation in projects that are good for the community and good for stakeholders so it is a pleasure to be part of this project. We did a similar project at Konkola Police Post last year and this project here is a continuation of that. At Lubambe we are interested in CSR programmes, we want to be better and contribute more to communities,” he said.
LCML Acting General Manager Operations Mr. Daniel Chihili was pleased that the mining firm was associated to uplifting standards of the district.
“We are all beneficiaries with services offered in the district especially the police, we feel at peace, supported and also our investment is secured by what the police are doing in the district,” Mr. Chihili said.
Meanwhile, Chililabombwe Officer Commanding Mr. Alfred Phiri said “this structure all of us can bare witness it was not pleasing as it is now, it was in a dilapidated state, however, what Lubambe has done today is something that has given us pride.
Thank You so much Lubambe may you continue to doing the same works to other institutions which you may identify that needs your help”.

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Lubambe Named Best CSR Company in Chililabombwe

Lubambe Copper Mine Limited has scooped two awards at this year’s Labour Day commemoration held at Konkola Stadium in Chililabombwe on 1st May, 2024.
The Mining firm was awarded as the best Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and most Supportive Company to host the event by the Government.
The two awards which were received by LCML Human Resources Manager Mr. Future Muzungaire and HR Superintendent, Dr. Joyce Kapijimpanga were presented by Mines and Minerals Development Minister Hon. Mr. Paul Kabuswe.
And 20 Lubambe employees have been recognised and awarded for their dedication and contribution to the operations of the mine.

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LCML Human Resources Manager Mr. Future Muzungaire and HR Superintendent, Dr. Joyce Kapijimpanga after receiving one of the two awards

This year’s Labour day was commemorated under the theme: ‘Building Resilience: Workers at the Heart of Zambia’s Economic Recovery’.
Mr. Kabuswe who officiated the event assured Chililabombwe residents and miners that the Government was working towards revitalising the mining sector in the province.
He commended miners for running the mines under difficult situations assuring them that their dedication and commitment would result in the restoration and transformation of the economy in the district.
Mr. Kabuswe said this year’s theme underscored Government’s commitment to transform the economy for the benefit of the Zambian people and also underlines the important role that workers play in national development.

And speaking at the same event Mr. Muzungaire who is also Zambia Federation of Employers representative said this year’s theme was a call to the Government and employers to carry the workers along as the country overcomes the economic adversities because employees are equal to the task in helping out in economic recovery initiatives.
He said it was imperative that workers are engaged for workable solutions to make companies get back to a sound financial position which may come through enhanced productivity.
Mr. Muzungaire also called for a sectoral approach to industry demand driven skills, which will close the gap between industries and training institutions, which will in turn result in economic recovery.

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Employees’ Pension Scheme Records Year on Year Growth

The Lubambe Copper Mine Limited Employee Pension Scheme has increased from ZMW110.7 million in 2022 to ZMW147.0 million as at 31 December, 2023.
The fund is reported to have a net surplus of ZMW36.4 million against a net deficit of ZMW8.4 million in the 2022 financial year.
This came to light on 27 March, 2024 during the first Lubambe Copper Mine Limited Employee Pension Scheme Annual General Meeting held at the Mine staff Canteen.
Board of Trustees Chairperson Mr. Eustus Munsaka, who is also Lubambe Copper Mine Limited, Chief Financial Officer, attributed the notable increase to a decline in benefit payment and an increase in investment income during the year under review.
The scheme which was established in July 2012 provides benefits to members on retirement and early exit as per provision of the scheme rules adding that the scheme endeavours to provide benefits to dependents of deceased members.
Mr. Munsaka said as of 31 December 2023 the scheme membership stood at 632 and that at the start of the year the scheme had 681 members of which 90 members left the scheme.

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                                   Board of Trustees chairperson Mr. Eustus Munsaka addressing members of the scheme during the first AGM

“During the year under review, members and employer contribution amounted to ZMW16.8 million of which ZMW7.2 million was member contribution and ZMW9.6 million was employer contribution.
In terms of financial performance, the net asset at the beginning of the year was ZMW110.7 million, investment income was ZMW10.4 million, other income was ZMW31.5 million. The benefit paid out for the 90 members that left the scheme stood at ZMW16.0 million,” he said.
Mr. Munsaka added that during the financial year under review, the scheme incurred some investment expenses amounting to ZMW2.5 million and administration expenses was at ZMW3.4 million giving a net asset position of ZMW147.0 million.

He stressed that the focus of the Pension Scheme in the long term was to continue monitoring the current and future opportunities of investment to ensure optimal investment returns.
He added that the Pension Scheme had an investment policy which focuses on security of investments and investment returns.
“The various investment vehicles that were undertaken during the year were Equity which is basically are shares in other listed companies and for 2023 these stood at ZMW32.3 million representing 22 percent of the investment.
The other investment pillar was in Government Bonds which stood at ZMW42.8 million representing 29 percent. Corporate Bonds came in at ZMW2.0 million representing 1 percent. Short term deposits were ZMW16.1 million translating to 11 percent and Collective investment was ZMW53.6 million representing 36 percent,” he said.
Fund Manager representative Mr. Chabota Kantuba said the Fund Manager had pushed most of the investments to Government bonds and local equities, as these investment portfolios were the best performing and had a high yielding outlook in returns for 2023.
Mr Kantuba assured to continue reviewing the funds and ensure to preserve the current value and enhance the returns in 2024 adding the fund growth in 2024 was expected to be driven by local equity, offshore equity, fixed income and interest-bearing assets.
According to the audit report presented by HLB Zambia Partner Ms. Masuzyo Mutelo confirmed that the financial statement gave a true and fair view of the financial position of the Pension Scheme as of 31 December, 2023.
Ms. Mutelo also confirmed that the scheme had maintained proper accounting scheme records, other records and registers as required by legal requirements.

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Golden Eagle Pupils Excited as they Wear Uniforms for the First Time

There was jubilation on Thursday 28th February, 2024 at Golden Eagle Community School in Konkola Township after Lubambe Copper Mine Limited donated school uniforms to learners who are wearing uniforms for the first time since inception in 2000.
The donated uniforms have been made by a group of young women from Kasapa and Konkola communities who have been trained and empowered with the support of Lubambe Copper Mine Limited.
The donation of these uniforms to the school has excited Chililabombwe District Education Board Secretary (DEBS) Ms. Elizabeth Mwila-Ng’onga who commended the mining firm for its continued contribution to improving the education sector in its area of operation.
Ms. Ng’onga said the commitment by Lubambe to improve the education sector was seen in a number of projects undertaken which included the construction of classroom blocks, ablution blocks, provision of school uniforms and books as well as awarding of scholarships to students to study various fields at various Colleges and Universities across the country.
She expressed happiness that learners at Golden Eagle Community School who had never worn school uniforms were privileged to receive 400 uniforms from Lubambe and learners would be dressed at an acceptable standard required for school going children.

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“A number of children have come back to school because the Government has given us free education and Lubambe not remaining behind are here to ensure that free education yields good fruits by providing learning space, uniforms, books and water,” she said.
Ms. Ngonga urged the learners to take the opportunity serious stating that it was a rare opportunity and further urged the parents to continue supporting Lubambe Copper Mine Limited by ensuring that no one vandalised Lubambe properties.
Lubambe Copper Mine Limited Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Mr. Tim Duffy reiterated the company’s commitment to supporting the education sector in its area of operation.

Mr. Duffy said the mining firm was committed to empowering and uplifting the young generation through education and would ensure to continue supplementing Government’s efforts in the provision of quality education.
He added that the company understood the importance of education to development hence its commitment to improving education opportunities which was a stimulant for a better life not only for the individual, but communities in which they live.
“Lubambe has been involved in many CSR programmes around the community, not only involved with infrastructure like classrooms and ablutions which we want to do here as well but also other programmes like school feeding, donation of books and uniforms which we have done elsewhere.
We are aware that such interventions are very positive for the school and especially in communities and we will continue to do that,” he said.
“There is something special about these uniforms that we are handing over today, you may wish to know that a group of local young women made all of the uniforms.
This local group of youths was supported by LCML and they are determined to diversify their product and expand their services in the community,” he said.

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Lubambe Copper Mine Limited Chief Executive Officer Mr. Tim Duffy and LCML General Manager Support Services Mr. Daniel Chihili during the handover of donated uniforms to School Headteacher and DEBS

School Headteacher Ms. Souneleh Banda appreciated the works the Mine had continued to render to the school which included the rehabilitation of a blown off roof, painting of classrooms, supplying of school bags, donation of books, mounting of a flag and providing food stuffs for the school feeding programme.
She appealed to the mine to construct additional classroom blocks, a water tank, electrification of the classrooms and Head Teacher’s office.
The learners were extremely elated for the donation which they said would give them the confidence to walk with their heads high.

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Lubambe Unionised Employees in 9 Percent Pay Rise

 

Lubambe Copper Mine Limited has signed a collective bargaining agreement with five unions that sees eligible employees receive a nine percent pay rise effective January 1, 2024.
The agreement was signed with the Mine Workers Union of Zambia (MUZ), National Union of Miners and Allied Workers (NUMAW), United Mine Workers Union of Zambia (UMUZ), Consolidated Miners and Allied Workers Union of Zambia (CMAUZ), and Miners Technicians, Artisans and Allied Workers Union of Zambia (MTAAWZ).
Speaking during the signing ceremony on February 9, 2024 at Protea Hotel in Chingola, Lubambe Copper Mine Limited General Manager Support Services Mr. Daniel Chihili was pleased that a satisfactory outcome was achieved with the negotiations.
Mr. Chihili reiterated the company’s unwavering commitment to fostering favourable working conditions for its employees for the past five years the new management has been operating the mine.

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Lubambe Copper Mine Limited General Manager Support Services Mr. Daniel Chihili and MUZ Deputy General Treasurer Erick Kazembe exchange the collective bargaining agreement

“I am happy that we have concluded the negotiations at the fourth sitting and this is another tremendous score in history of the negotiations, we have seen an improvement from the previous years and we are happy as management that we have concluded the business in a short period.
He said in the last five years, Lubambe Copper Mines has on average given 10 percent wage rise to employees despite making losses.

He implored employees to rise to the occasion by eliminating wastage of materials, resources and time to improve productivity and make the business viable.
Mr. Chihili said currently Lubambe Copper Mine Limited pumps out on average 40,000 cubic litres of water every day as a result of the US$25 million invested into the 420-pump station, a milestone in the infrastructure for the water management at the mine and hope to improve production with the water handling under control.
And Unions’ representative Erick Kazembe expressed happiness that the negotiations had concluded on time without any hurdles further stating that the move was a demonstration that management was committed to improving the welfare of the employees.
Mr. Kazembe who is also MUZ Deputy General Treasurer appreciated the company’s open-door policy and hoped that it continued even after the transition.
“Today is a happy day for us as we have concluded the collective bargaining and have signed the agreement, however, it is a sad day because we do not know what challenges we will face but we will remain hopeful and will take up the challenge that will come,” he said.

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Lubambe Copper Mine Limited Management signing the agreement

 

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Unions representatives signing the agreement

 

Lubambe Awards 21 Full Scholarships to High Achieving Vulnerable
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To promote quality education in its area of operation, Lubambe Copper Mine Limited has awarded 21 tertiary scholarships to high performing learners from vulnerable households to study various academic fields.
The Lubambe scholarship programme which will cover tuition fee, accommodation, transport, book allowances and monthly stipends is aimed at uplifting the young generation through education.
Since inception, 2022, the mining firm has awarded full scholarships to 60 students from surrounding schools to further their education at various Colleges and Universities in the country.

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Chililabombwe District Commissioner Ms. Precious Njekwa commended the mining firm for supplementing Government’s efforts in improving the lives of youths in communities through the provision of tertiary education opportunities.
Ms Njekwa was happy that young people from vulnerable households in the surrounding areas are given an opportunity to get educated and in turn contribute to the economic growth of the country as well as improve their wellbeing.
She urged the deserving learners to take the opportunity seriously stating that education is the key to success.

“I want to thank you for supplementing Government’s efforts in providing education for all. To the students do not take the opportunity for granted, work even harder so that you will become the next manager here at Lubambe. We want to see all of you graduate,” she said.
Chililabombwe District Education Board Secretary Elisabeth N’gonga applauded Lubambe Copper Mine for contributing to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal Number Four (SDG 4) which emphasises on ensuring inclusive, equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
Ms. N’gonga further expressed happiness that the awarding criteria used based on learner’s performance was a motivation and an attraction for other learners to work hard.
Lubambe Copper Mine Limited Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Mr. Tim Duffy reiterated the company’s commitment to supporting quality and equality access to education for all regardless of their background.
Mr. Duffy said recently, the company constructed and equipped a four-classroom block at Konkola School which is part of the contribution to the education sector.
“These scholarships are awarded to orphans and vulnerable children who have excellent results. We believe that the support plays a significant role in easing the financial burden on their families so that students can focus on their learning and attain their fullest potential of their academic excellence in their chosen fields,” he said.

And Lubambe Copper Mine Limited General Manager Support Services Mr. Daniel Chihili encouraged the students to continue scoring high as it will take them to higher heights adding that the opportunity given to them was a beginning to making a name for themselves.
Meanwhile, Area Councillor Able Bwalya was grateful for the opportunity accorded to the students and urged them to take the opportunity serious to avoid their sponsorship being withdrawn due to poor performance.
“This is the privilege that you have been given, some of us are leaders but we never had this privilege that you have. Thank you very much Lubambe management for this opportunity and we pray that you will continue with the same gesture,” he said.
In a vote of thanks, Tionenji Musukwa a student selected to study heavy equipment engineering at Northern Technical College (NORTEC) was thankful that 21 students had been awarded with scholarships which would help them achieve their career goals. She pledged to work hard and assured the company that their sponsorship would not go to waste.
 

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LCML Chief Executive Officer  Mr. Tim Duffy, LCML General Operations Manager Support Services Mr. Daniel Chihili, Chililabombwe District Commissioner Precious Njekwa and Officials from District Education Board Secretary Office pose for a photo with the students

 


Strive for Zero Injuries Year-Employees Implored


Lubambe Copper Mine Limited employees have been reminded that ‘nothing is more important than safety’ hence the need for all to make a commitment to be safety conscious and be proactive about safety.
The employees have also been urged to strive for zero injuries in 2024 and avoid repeating the events of 2023 in which 20 injuries were recorded.
Speaking on 17th January, 2024 during the first Ukusungana Mass Safety Meeting of the year, Lubambe Copper Mine Limited General Manager Operation Mr. Brett Hartmann implored employees to be alert and prioritise safety when carrying out their duties.

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Lubambe Copper Mine Limited General Manager Operation Mr. Brett Hartmann addressing employees during Ukusungana mass safety meeting.

“I want to see 2024 with no injuries. I know we can do this if we all focus on our own individual safety, follow the rules and do not accept anything that is unsafe. We have demonstrated we can do this, we had three months last year August, September and December where we went the entire month without injuring anyone. So, I am confident that if we all focus on following the rules, looking after ourselves and others we can achieve this,” he said.
Mr. Hartmann said in 2024, the company will continue to improve safety awareness through training and education, refreshing and implementing the Golden Rules which targeting high risk or high potential risk tasks.
All the golden rules that will be implemented are about saving people’s lives so any breaches will be treated as a serious safety breach which will attract serious sanctions from management.
Commenting on 2023 production, Mr Hartmann said the company developed about 14.5 kilometres of lateral development and mined 1.2 million metric tonnes of ore at an average grade of 1.57 percent of Copper giving a monthly average production rate of 100,000 tonnes ore.

He added that from what was mine the business recovered 15,500 tonnes of copper in concentrate, which is an average of 1,300 tonnes of recovered copper per month.
Mr. Hartmann explained that to become a sustainable business the company needs to produce 2,000 - 2,500 tonnes of recovered copper per month.
“Fortunately, the mine is in a better place this year, we are on top of managing flooding, we are pushing the declines down and as a result we will have more production areas that will allow us to increase production.
It’s not going to be easy but I honestly believe if we are all focused and all work together, we can achieve the required production,” he said.
And Safety, Health, Environment and Training Manager Mr. Gideon Sinkamba also reminded employees to avoid illegal activities and unauthorised operations as they lead to property damage, injuries and production loss.
The platform was also used to remind employees of the cholera outbreak in the country and reminders of the prevention of the disease where given.
Meanwhile, three employees were awarded for hazard identifications.

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Lubambe Praised for Ploughing Back to the Community

Chililabombwe Municipal Council has commended Lubambe Copper Mine Limited for its continued support to vulnerable communities in the district.
Chililabombwe Deputy Mayor Ms. Gertrude Witola expressed gratitude to Lubambe for the care shown to underprivileged people in the district through its continued support to communities under Corporate Social Responsibility.
Ms Witola said Lubambe was one of the best companies in the district that has continued to plough back to communities and implored other companies to emulate Lubambe in order to better the lives of the people.

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Lubambe Copper Mine Limited Security Manager Chaavwa Nyambe and Chililabombwe Deputy Mayor hands over donated groceries to One-Way Mission Orphanage

She said this on 23 December, 2023 when the firm donated assorted groceries to one-way mission orphanage as a way of celebrating the festive season with more than 35 children being housed at facility.
“On behalf of the council I would like to express my sincere gratitude for your kind gesture and your continued support to this orphanage.
We are grateful because they are few companies that are doing what you are doing, we have mines in the district but we have never seen them do what Lubambe is doing and it is not only here just recently we witnessed Lubambe hand over a maternity wing at Konkola clinic and they have also built school infrastructure in various schools.

Continue what you are doing and we pray to God to increase the years,” she said.
One-way Mission Orphanage Operations Manager Ms. Mwambila Mulaisho was grateful for the donation saying it would go a long and put a smile on the faces of the children.

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                                                                        Children at One-Way Mission Orphanage pose for a photo after donation

And Lubambe Copper Mine Limited Security Manager Mr. Chaavwa Nyambe who handed over the donation on behalf of the company said the gesture was one way of being part of the community.
Mr. Nyambe assured that the company would continue to support the vulnerable groups because it understands the challenges that they are facing and would ensure that it comes in to help alleviate some of the challenges.

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Konkola Clinic Maternity Wing Records New Born Babies

The Newly constructed maternity Annex at Konkola Clinic by Lubambe Copper Mine Limited has recorded the first ever babies born at the facility.
The two babies were born on 21st December and 22nd December 2023 from two mothers coming from Chinfunshi and Kawama.
To celebrate and welcome the newly born babies, Lubambe Copper Mine Limited has donated baby hampers to the mothers on 22nd December, 2023.

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                              Lubambe Copper Mine Limited General Manager Support Services Daniel Chihili hands over a baby hamper to mother

 

Lubambe Copper Mine Limited General Manager Support Services Daniel Chihili who handed over the baby hampers on behalf of the mining firm congratulated the mothers and wished God’s blessings upon the newly born babies.
Mr. Chihili also handed over some money to the mothers for logistics.
“We have bought the hampers for the babies as a way of celebrating them and we are here because we wanted to see the first babies. We will continue to work together,” Mr Chihili said.

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                                                                            Mr. Chihili talks to one of the mothers before handover of a baby hamper

Meanwhile, Mines and Minerals Development Minister Hon. Paul Kabuswe has commended Lubambe for supplementing Government’s efforts in ensuring that every health facility in the country had a decent maternity wing for expectant mothers.
Mr Kabuswe made the remarks on his Facebook Page.
“This modern maternity wing was built and equipped by Lubambe Copper Mines as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility. As Government we have made it policy for mining companies to plough back into the communities where they operate in,” he said.
And the mothers expressed excitement for the donation made to them.
On Saturday 2nd December Lubambe Copper Mine Limited through the Mines Minister and Minerals Development Minister Hon. Paul Kabuswe commissioned the Maternity Annex.

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                                                                                One of the mothers receives some money  for logistics.

Lubambe Donates Medical Equipment to Visionary Women of Faith Multi-Purpose Cooperative

In a bid to improve maternal health services for expectant mothers in the Country, Lubambe Copper Mine Limited has donated assorted medical equipment to Visionary Women of Faith Multi-Purpose Cooperative for the Maternity Wing at Kakolo Clinic in Kitwe.
The donated equipment included an incubator, delivery bed, oxygen concentrator, cardial monitor, two trolley, two urinal, five thermometer and 10 dressing forceps.
The donation follows a fundraising dinner where LCML was invited together with local cooperative representatives to learn how to fundraise and run cooperative enterprises as a business.
During the fundraising dinner, LCML pledged to donate some equipment for the maternity wing at Kakolo clinic in Kitwe which is being constructed by Visionary Women of Faith.

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Lubambe Copper Mine Limited Acting Community and Stakeholders Relations Nchimunya Nachilime and CSR Superintendent Rhoda Daka-Mwansa handing over the donated medical equipment to Visionary Women of Faith Co-founder Dr. Kawanga Dilamonu Kalumbi on behalf of the Company on Monday.

Lubambe Copper Mine Limited Acting Community and Stakeholders Relations Manager, Mr. Nchimunya Nachilime said the company’s aim was to contribute to the reduction in maternal deaths adding that the Government was on the crusade to end maternal deaths in the country hence the company’s move to contribute to the crusade.
“By donating to the structure which is being put up at Kakolo Clinic we will contribute to reduction of maternal deaths because there is no nearby health facility where they access maternal services forcing expectant mothers to travel long distances and some deliver from home.
The donation will go a long way not just now but even in future because a lot of would be mothers will access improved maternal services,” Mr. Nachilime said.
And speaking after receiving the donated medical equipment on Monday 11th December 2023, Visionary Women of Faith Co-founder Dr. Kawanga Dilamonu Kalumbi described the donation as a marvellous thing which would go a long way in reducing maternal deaths.
“We are happy to receive this because we are so much relying on well-wishers like yourselves and we really thank you for coming through and on behalf of the organisation we are so grateful for your generosity because this will help reduce on maternal deaths and it will also add to the development of the area which is a rural setup.
You have done a marvellous thing today and we are so happy to receive this donation,” she said.

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                                         Visionary Women of Faith checking the equipment donated by Lubambe during the handover
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Lubambe Copper Mine Limited CSR team pose for a photo with some members of Visionary Women of Faith after the donation of medical equipment

 

 

Lubambe Hands Over Newly Constructed Maternity Wing to Ministry of Health

As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, Lubambe Copper Mine Limited has constructed and handed over a fully equipped Maternity Annex at Konkola Clinic in Chililabombwe to the Ministry of Health.

The newly constructed Maternity Wing will service over 37,000 people of which 57 percent are women living in Konkola, Chimfunshi and Kasumbalesa areas who travel long distances to access maternal health care services at Kakoso Clinic and Konkola Mine Hospital.

Mines and Minerals Development Minister Hon Paul Kabuswe (MP) who was the Guest of Honour and commissioned the facility on Saturday, 2nd December, 2023, commended Lubambe Copper Mine for its continued support towards the improvement of communities in its operating area.

 

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 Lubambe Copper Mine Limited Chief Executive officer Mr. Tim Duffy, Mines and Minerals Development Minister Mr. Paul Kabuswe, Copperbelt PHD Dr. Charles   Mwinuna, Chililabombwe District Commissioner Ms. Precious Njekwa, Area councillor Able Bwalya and Konkola Clinic nurse pose for a photo.

 Mr. Kabuswe said the Government was grateful for the newly constructed facility saying President Hakainde Hichilema has been emphasising that maternity wings and water reticulation should be prioritised.

He added that Lubambe had shown its commitment to improving the lives of the people as could be seen by the construction of the maternity wing and other CSR activities being undertaken.

Mr. Kabuswe who is also Chililabombwe MP took the opportunity to assure Lubambe that the Government would continue to support the mining firm and ensure that it thrived.

“We have to make sure that this Mine survives and moves ahead and be the World Class Mine it is supposed to be. As Government we will give you all the support to make sure that this is achieved.

“Whatever we need to do to support, we will do it and I think up until now we have tried our best to ensure that Lubambe survives because when Lubambe survives it means the workers survive, it means the community here survives too and that is why we want to make sure that this Mine survives,” he said.

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                                                                 The newly constructed and commissioned Maternity Wing at Konkola Clinic

Lubambe Copper Mine Limited Chief Executive Officer Tim Duffy said the facility was an addition to the existing Clinic, Staff House and an Incinerator the company constructed a few years ago and that it would help improve the quality of maternal service delivery and child-maternal needs in the district.

Mr. Duffy added that the constructing and handing over of the facility signified Lubambe Copper Mine’s commitment to the third Goal of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals which “ensures healthy lives and promote the well-being for all ages.

“Lubambe had earlier in 2016 constructed the main clinic to serve the community, and as we continued interacting with the residents of Konkola township, we agreed to the request to construct and equip the maternity ward which will serve the people of Konkola, Chimfunshi and the surrounding communities,” Mr. Duffy said.

Copperbelt Health Director Dr. Charles Mwinuna expressed happiness for the newly constructed and equipped facility saying it will help reduce child mortality rate and mitigate maternal deaths.

Is it estimated that only 76 percent of births occur at a medical clinic, and alternative locations such as home births elevate the risk of mortality.

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                                              Health workers at Konkola clinic pose for a photo during the handover of the maternity wing.

 

 

 

Lubambe Wins Best Performer in Innovation during the 7th Mining Awards Gala Dinner

Lubambe Copper Mine Ltd won the 2022 best performer in Innovation during the 7th Mining Awards organised by the Zambia Chamber of Mines while Lubambe General Manager Support Services, Daniel Chihili was awarded for devoted efforts in improving Occupational Health, Safety and Environment Standards in Zambia.
The Mining Awards Gala Dinner held at Protea in Ndola on 27th October, 2023 was preceded by the 7th National Conference on Occupational Health, Safety and Environment under the theme “Innovations to challenges in Occupational Health, Safety and Environment to achieve zero harm in mining”.
Lubambe’s First Aid Team that won the 2023 Inter-mine First Aid Competition was also awarded and given medals for being the champions.

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Lubambe CEO & Managing Director, Tim Duffy, General Manager Support Services, Daniel Chihili, Mine Manager, Alfred Ng’ambi & SHET Manager, Gideon Sinkamba pose for a photo during the Gala Dinner.

The Copperbelt Minister, Hon. Elisha Matambo who was the guest of honour graced the event and said that the mining awards were a platform to recognise efforts by different mining companies.

He said “having a number of mining companies participating in awards ceremony is a sign that mines are opening up to be assessed which is a measure of transparency.”
Mr. Matambo also said that he was glad that women are being recognised for the role they play in the sector which is perceived to be male dominated. Speaking during the same event, Zambia Chamber of Mines president, Dr Godfrey Beene said apart from recognising the efforts of mining companies, the mining award ceremony is meant for interaction and networking among companies.

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Lubambe General Manager Support Services, Daniel Chihili receives an award for devoted efforts in improving Occupational Health, Safety and Environment Standards in Zambia

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Lubambe First Aid Team pose for a photo after receiving medals for winning this year’s Inter-mine First Aid Competition


Lubambe Registers Presence at the 11th Zambia International Mining and Energy Conference

Lubambe Copper Mine Ltd participated in this year’s Zambia International Mining and Energy Conference and Exhibitions held at Garden Court Hotel in Kitwe from 1st to 2nd November, 2023.
The conference attracted more than 400 delegates from 20 countries including local, regional, and international government officials and senior representatives in the mining and energy sectors.
This year’s conference was held under the theme “Investing in Zambia, Mine to Market, Clean Energy and the Sustainable Development of Future Minerals”

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The event was officially opened by Mines and Minerals Development Minister, Hon. Paul Kabuswe on behalf of President Hakainde Hichilema.
Lubambe Copper Mine Ltd was represented by delegates from Communications and External Relations, Finance and Supply Chain.
Hon. Kabuswe visited the Lubambe exhibition stand and said “Government is giving you all the support that you need, keep working hard.”

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Mines and Minerals Development Minister, Hon. Paul Kabuswe talks to Lubambe Acting Head – External Relations, Mr. Ali Simukonda when he visited the exhibition stand.

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Lubambe delegates following proceedings during the Zambia International Mining and Energy Conference and Exhibitions in Kitwe

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Mines and Minerals Development Minister, Hon. Paul Kabuswe talks to Lubambe CSR Superintendent, Ms. Rhoda Daka when he visited the exhibition stand


 

ZCCM-IH Board of Directors Visits Lubambe

Some members of the ZCCM-IH Plc Board of Directors and Senior Management visited Lubambe on a familiarisation tour of the mine operations on 24th August, 2023.
The CEO and Managing Director, Mr. Tim Duffy presented to the visitors an update on the challenges the Mine was facing but also highlighted on a turnaround strategy.
The six-member team was led through the underground tour to the Lubambe Project 420 pump station and Ramp 4 area by the CEO and Managing Director with some management team members.

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ZCCM IH Board of Directors and some Lubambe Copper Mine Senior Management pose for a photo after the underground tour

The 420 Pump station project is a critical infrastructure investment installed with a capacity of 80,000m3/ day and operating capacity of 60,000m3/ day
The benefits to be accrued as a result of the commissioning of the 420-pump station are reduced complexity, leading to increased system reliability. In addition, this has led to increased volume, sprint capacity to recover from flooding, decline availability, increased development metres and increase ore tonnes.

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ZCCM-IH Board of Directors tours the 420 pump station underground

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Lubambe Empowers 10 Farmers with Water Pumps

Lubambe Copper Mine Ltd has empowered a farmer group consisting 10 farmers with water pumps on an interest-free loan basis in order to enhance horticulture production.

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Lubambe CSR Manager, Lomthunzi Mbewe hands over a water pump to a farmer while CSR Agriculture coordinator Nchimunya Nachilime looks on.

Speaking during the handover of the water pumps to the farmers, Lubambe Copper Mine Ltd Community and Stakeholder Relations Manager, Ms. Lomthunzi Mbewe said the initiative to work with individual farmers is aimed at helping them become responsible and productive.
Ms. Mbewe said “We are not going to police you, we want a show of responsibility and want to see that you can work independently but support one another. We will continue to guide and monitor progress and help to improve. This is the first time we have empowered individual farmers with water pumps,”

She said being a pilot project, empowering others will depend on how hard and well the farmers will utilise the water pumps.
“Your output is what will enable us to empower others, the number is likely to increase and this will translate to development at a household level. Whilst we won’t police you, we are putting our entire trust in your ability to work hard and produce to support yourselves and your families. LCM will not stop working in the community, but we will re-strategize when initiatives do not yield intended results. I hope you fully appreciate this initiative and I encourage you use it to the best of your ability,”

And speaking at the same event Chimfunshi Agriculture Block Officer, Isaac Lupupa commended Lubambe for the work being done to the farming community.
Mr. Lupupa said Lubambe is doing well in supplementing Government’s efforts by supporting farmers.
“Lubambe should continue working and helping communities especially farmers. To you farmers, these pumps you have been empowered with today is a very good gesture. It is not very helpful to empower farmers with money but with equipment for use,”
He urged farmers to utilise the water pumps as intended and take care of them.
One of the beneficiaries, Bika Singogo thanked Lubambe for the help rendered and encouraged his fellow farmers to work hard in order to yield results.

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Farmers pose for a picture after being handed over water pumps


Government Thanks Lubambe for its Support to the Education Sector in the District

The Ministry of Education in Chililabombwe District has thanked Lubambe Copper Mine Ltd for its continued support to the Education Sector.
Speaking on behalf of Chililabombwe District Education Board Secretary, Ms. Albertina Chulumanda said Lubambe is supplementing Government’s efforts in ensuring that the free education policy is implemented.
Ms. Chulumanda was speaking when Lubambe handed over more than 545 school uniforms to learners at Miyanda Primary School.

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Lubambe CSR Manager, Lomthunzi Mbewe with Chililabombwe Education Standards Officer, Albertina Chulumanda shows the donated uniforms to learners

She said “Government has a tight budget and need partners like Lubambe to supplement its efforts. When you supplement our efforts, you make our work easy in ensuring that quality education is provided to the learners. Having you around makes us proud and we see ourselves delivering policies,”.
Ms. Chulumanda further said that the gesture by Lubambe will help improve learner performance and attendance.

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Lubambe CSR Manager, Lomthunzi Mbewe hands over uniforms to Miyanda Primary School deputy Headteacher, Rodney Musonda

Speaking during the same event, Lubambe Community and Stakeholder Relations Manager, Lomthunzi Mbewe said Lubambe’s role is to work with Government and ensure that children stay in school by providing school needs such as uniforms amongst others.
Ms. Mbewe said “it is very important to us as a Mine to have children in our surrounding areas stay in school. For children to stay in school, they need desks, text books, uniforms, boards. This is where we come in as Lubambe and help where the Ministry of Education cannot provide due to its stretched budget,”.
She appealed to parents to continue encouraging their children to go to school, get educated and in future take up jobs in the Mines.
In giving a vote of thanks, Miyanda Primary School Pupil, Liness Mokola thanked Lubambe for the gesture.

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Miyanda Primary School pupils entertaining the gathering after being given uniforms


Lubambe Awards 141 Employees for Long service

18th August, 2023 was a day of appreciation and gratitude at the Long Service Awards Giving Ceremony held in Chililabombwe for 141 Lubambe employees who have served the company for 10 and 15 years.
The awards were in recognition and appreciation of the employees’ dedication, commitment and unbroken service to Lubambe and the ceremony was attended by unions representatives, employee’s spouses and management team.

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Speaking during the long service award giving ceremony, Lubambe General Manager Support Services, Mr. Daniel Chihili said the celebration was to recognise employees for their immense contribution to the operations of the Company for many years. “At Lubambe Copper Mine Ltd, we believe that our People are our most important asset and as a business we acknowledge that we will be successful through the efforts and achievements of our workers,” emphasised Mr. Chihili.
He further said “this is a joyous occasion and on behalf of our CEO and Lubambe Copper Mine Ltd Management, we are grateful to the employees, and we celebrate this milestone with you. It is not easy as it takes a lot of discipline, commitment and dedication for one to stay in one company for that long.”
“Today’s celebration is just to recognise employees for being at Lubambe Copper Mine for a continuous period of 10 and 15 years. We acknowledge your dedication and commitment to Lubambe over a couple of years, you had choices and you could have left but you remained focused and dedicated to duty,” he said.

Mr. Chihili also commended families that have supported Lubambe employees in ensuring that they work hard and produce results.
“Most significant good support system that we have are the people that have accompanied you today to witness this occasion. We thank all families for being good support systems to the people being awarded.
“To work and stay in the mines is tough and could be frustrating at times but when you get back home you have families that help you get recharged and rejuvenated and encourage you to get back to work the next day with energy despite the challenges,” he said.
Out of the 141 awarded 121 were male while 20 were female.

Speaking at the same event Mine union’s representative, Muuka Kambala commended Lubambe Management for the gesture and encouraged members to work hard.
In giving a vote of thanks, Lubambe employee who spoke on behalf of all recipients, Gloria Nanjela said “on behalf of all the recipients, I would like to thank management for this well organised event. I would also like encourage each one of us to keep upholding the Lubambe Core Values and contributing positively to our production.”


Lubambe is 2023 Intercompany First Aid Competition Champions

Lubambe Copper Mine Limited’s team Support Services won this year’s Intercompany First Aid Competition held in Kalumbila on 5th August, 2023.
The 16th Edition of the Intercompany First Aid Competition which was being held under the theme “Learn First Aid, you will Never Know When You Need It, showcased over 20 teams with Lubambe Mine Support Services team securing the first position with an impressive 76.3 per cent.
Team Support Services represented Lubambe at the Intercompany First Aid Competition in Kalumbila after winning the Interdepartmental competition held on Saturday 24th June, 2023 at Lubambe Mine.

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Lubambe Safety, Health, Environment and Training Manager Gideon Sinkamba said “This is a proud moment for Lubambe, our team has been participating in the Intercompany First Aid Competition and has been doing fairly well but they have never been overall winners. This year we had the largest number of competitors but our team secured the first position.”
Mr. Sinkamba attributed the best performance of the team to good training, revision, exposure and support from management.
“Our team emerged winners because of the investment we have done in terms of resource provision, support and we did all we could as management. Our team had the time to train, revise and we exposed them. Whenever there was a first aid interdepartmental competition in other companies they would travel to witness what their friends were doing and they would check where they were lagging in order to sharpen their skills,” Mr. Sinkamba said.

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In congratulating the team, Lubambe General Manager Support Services, Mr. Daniel Chihili said for Lubambe to emerge the overall best competitor among all the teams, is a good indication of competency levels of our team.
Mr. Chihili said, it is also encouraging to employees aspiring to be recognised and also sharpen their skills.
“For me it is the first time in history that team Lubambe is being crowned overall winner. It makes us proud and also encourages skills amongst employees,” Mr. Chihili said.
Lubambe was also represented by JCHX and Reliant who participated in the event and came out number 8 and 17 respectively.


Lubambe Holds its First Wellness and Fitness Day

To encourage physical activity and health, Lubambe Copper Mine Limited held its first Wellness and Fitness day on 15th July, 2023.
The event held at Rugby playing Fields in Chililabombwe brought together Lubambe employees and contractors who participated in various sports activities such as football, sack race, bin bag race, Aerobics, relay,5 kilometres run, 5 kilometres walk and athletics.
Much to the amusement of the employees, the event brought smiles to many and rejuvenated their physical health.

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In his speech during the event, Lubambe CEO and Managing Director, Tim Duffy said the event was magnificent as employees shared fun and did work out in looking after their bodies in order to keep health.
Mr. Duffy said “What a magnificent day it is today, we have seen more than 400 people join us for the first time for this wellness activity at Lubambe, I would like to thank the Lubambe team for putting up this event together, it has
been a magnificent day. I have seen people having a good time with their colleagues and sharing fun and doing a bit of good work in order to look after their bodies and keep wellness and health.”
He commended the cooperating partners who included, Reliant, JCHX, Altraworks, IES, HYWAYKAM, Defined Style Fitness team and Samuel Matete’s Team for the efforts, donations, and sponsorship towards the hosting of the event.
Mr. Duffy also thanked employees for turning out in numbers to attend and participate in the Wellness and Fitness Day.

In giving a vote of thanks, Gloria Nanjela who spoke on behalf of Lubambe employees, thanked management for putting up such an event that has physical health benefit.

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Team Support Services Wins Interdepartmental First Aid Competition

Lubambe’s Team Support Services – Safety, Health, Environment and Training (SHET) has won this year’s Interdepartmental First Aid Competition held on Saturday 24th June, 2023 at the Rugby Playing Fields in Chililabombwe.
The team will represent Lubambe Copper Mine Ltd at the Intercompany First Aid Competition in Kalumbila organised by the First Aid Council of the Zambia Chamber of Mines on the 5th August 2023.

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Eight teams namely: Support Services, Metallurgy, Technical Services, Mining, JCHX, Reliant, Engineering and G4 Security participated in the competition under the theme “Learn First Aid, You will Never Know When You Need It.
In his speech during the event, Lubambe General Manager Operations, Brett Hartmann said First Aid is a life time skill and that it can help save a life.
He said “There is nothing more frustrating and feeling helplessness when your loved one gets injured or hurt and you are not able to help them. So please learn first aid if not for yourself, then do it for your family members.”

Mr. Hartmann further said “at Lubambe Copper Mine Ltd we always endeavour not to get anyone injured at work. We place high emphasis on safe work practices and create an environment to minimise the chances of anyone getting injured. Our company has invested in emergency response equipment and have an emergency response team available 24/7.’’
Speaking at the same event, Zambia Chamber of Mines representative, Dr. Chrispin Muselepete commended Lubambe for the well organised competition.
He said “we would like to congratulate Lubambe for putting up a brilliant competition. Under the prevailing condition in the industry, it is not an easy fit, so we would like to acknowledge that this is a job well done.’’
And the Chief Judge, Dr. Andrew Musesa congratulated the participants and encouraged them to practice more.

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Lubambe Implements New Technology: AI - Aerial Drone-based Surveying

Lubambe Copper Mine Ltd has become the first Zambian mine to adopt and implement Aerial drone-based surveying technology to improve data quality, data collection speed and overall efficiency in the Mine Technical Services.
Mine Survey Section has implemented technology that uses artificial intelligence (AI) to scan both underground and surface areas for mapping purposes.
The hardware and technology suit the underground and surface environments at Lubambe Mine because it’s easier, safer, higher resolution and faster to deploy. The speed at which the scans are captured and processed reduces risks for the survey team, reduces production delay when capturing the data and improves the response time for Mine Planning.
The DJI M300 RTK drone is an Enterprise next-level drone. The platform offers enhanced flight performance and unrivalled safety features such as collision avoidance, it’s able to “see,” “sense,” “move”, and “transform.” It is equipped with many sensors that increase functionalities when directed.

On Friday, 7th July, 2023, Dwyka Mining Services, a South African based company trained 13 Lubambe Surveyors in safe mapping operations using the Pilot Assist Module for underground and surface, flight log booking, smart battery management, site risk assessment guidelines and data extraction and processing.

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Lubambe Copper Mine Ltd Registers Presence at the 2023 Copperbelt Agricultural, Mining & Industrial Networking Trade Expo

For More than two years, the Copperbelt Agricultural, Mining & Industrial Networking Trade Expo (CAMINEX) had not been held due to Coronavirus that ravaged economies in 2019.
But this year, on 29th May, to 1st June, 2023 in Kitwe, the organisers of the show hosted the much-anticipated trade exposition at the Kitwe Show Grounds with more than 900 companies participating.
The Show was being held under the theme: “Copperbelt: Re-ignite. Rebuild. Renew”
Lubambe Copper Mine Ltd was among other mining companies that participated in this year’s trade exposition and exhibited under the Zambia Chamber of Mines Pavilion.

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Mines and Minerals Development Minister Hon. Paul Kabuswe in the company of other Government officials, toured the Lubambe stand and encouraged Lubambe to keep working hard and make the best out of the mine.

Hon. Kabuswe said “continue working hard, we can get the best out of this mine, i know there are certain challenges but keep working hard and make the best. This Mine is very close to my boss’s heart because of its content. Keep working hard and we will give you all the support,”.

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