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Vol 6 (AAC) No 5

Published 1st March 2013


Zambia

Compensation for smelter pollution

According to a mining industry expert, much has changed since the September 2011 election of President Michael Sata and the Patriotic Front government. ‘Under the MMD [Movement for Multiparty Democracy], there was one world for the Chinese and another for Western and listed companies, but basically it was an open door for Chinese,’ the expert argues. ‘But with the coming of the PF and especially the stewardship of Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda, we have seen a positive reversal in the treatment. It is about the whole industry now.’

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