By Katwishi Bwalya
Minister of Mines PAUL KABUSWE says government will come up with a policy that will stop the export of raw Manganese and other minerals.
Mr KABUSWE says this will be done in consultations with the Ministry of Finance and Justice.
He says it is unacceptable that huge tonnes of raw Manganese is leaving the country when it can be processed locally.
The minister was speaking when he met Manganese Mine owners in Serenje District.
And Mr KABUSWE has suspended operations at Philip Kosamu Artisanal Mine and Keprochamu Youth Mining Cooperative for flouting safety measures.
He said the two mines should stop operating until safety measures are put in place.
Mr KABUSWE said the lives of people were more important and ordered that operations should only resume when safety measures improve .