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18 May 2022

Jacob Limbengo, Zambian Observer

Zambia: Farmers in Kalumbila District threaten road block over Barrick Lumwana's unmet demands

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"Local Farmers In Kalumbila District Have Threatened To Block The Road Leading To Their Farms Where Barrick Lumwana Is Doing Some Explorations If The Mine Fails To Meet Their Demands", 18 May 2022

"Speaking during a meeting organized by Kalumbila district farmers association, the visibly angry affected farmers expressed their anger at barrack Lumwana mine sustainability manager Christopher Mukala who was called to hear the cries of the local farmers who have stopped farming activities due mining explorations...

The farmers who reached to an extent of blocking the road with logs due to frustrations after premature conclusion accused barrack Lumwana of playing with their minds.

Barrick has told farmers in the affected areas to venture into vegetable production and stop cassava and any other crop cultivation to allow the mine do some mining explorations in a bid to open a new mine. [Barrick's Lumwana sustainability manager]...called on the affected farmers to remain calm and wait until explorations are done in July..."