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Zambia govt engages Sentinel over job cut plans – media report

The Zambia government is reportedly in talks with base metals producer First Quantum Minerals to try put a stop to possible job cuts, as operational challenges around restricted power supply have pushed subsidiary Kalumbila mine to possibly retrench 730 miners at Sentinel mine. Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) on Wednesday quoted Information Minister Chishimba Kambwili as saying that the mine and labour ministries were engaging the mining company after it allegedly notified the Ministry of Labour & Social Security, the Ministry of Finance & National Planning and the Ministry of Energy & Water Development of the retrenchment plans, following significant power reductions.