Lower Zambezi National Park Mining Project is ‘Fatally Flawed’, Says Report
ZAMBIA––A recent scathing report, investigating the proposed Kangaluwi Copper Mine project in the Lower Zambezi National Park, draws attention to a number of pressing issues that have not been addressed by the Australian prospecting company, Zambezi Resources Limited (ZLR), saying that the information provided by the company is in fact “fatally flawed.”
Independent mining experts who were consulted in the process of the investigation, have posed harsh questions as to whether the vague and contradictory information presented by the company, is “intentionally misleading, or demonstrates gross incompetence.”
“The documentation [Presented by Zambezi Resources] suggests a complete disregard for the Zambian legislative process,” says the report, “and questions revolve around the true purpose and scope of the project, given that copper mining appears economically unviable at the site.”
The vast, unfenced Lower Zambezi National Park—straddling 120km of the Zambezi River directly opposite the Mana Pools World Heritage Site—is one of the four most visited parks in Zambia, and home to a great diversity of free-roaming wildlife, as well as local lodges and communities.