Lubambe Copper Mine Team B has won the recently held Zambia Mines Rescue Asscoiation (ZMRA) National Final Heat Competition that was held at Zesco Victoria Falls Hydro-Power Station in Livingstone from 13th to 17th September 2021.
ZMRA President Mr. Maron Chongo announced the results at an Award Gala Dinner held at the New Fairmount Hotel in Livingstone on Friday 17th September 2021.
A total of six (6) underground mine teams that include Mopani Copper Mines Nkana Team B, NFCA Chambeshi and Mabiza Nickel Mine participated in the competition which was adjudicated by independent judges from Botswana’s Morupule Coal Mine.
Speaking at the Gala Dinner, ZMRA President Maron Chongo said all teams worked hard in a competition that saw more elaborate activities that tested the knowledge and skills of mine rescue brigades men. Mr. Chongo also thanked MineARC General Manger Mr. Lincoln for providing financial and technical support to the Zambia Mine Rescue Competitions since 2016.
Morupule Coal Mine Technical Services Manager, Ms Keneilwe Orapeleng, said they learnt a lot from the competition and would implement some of the things they learnt in Botswana.
Chamber of Mines Deputy Chief Executive Officer Mr. Talent Ng’andwe, who was the Guest of Honour on behalf of the President of the Chamber of Mines, Dr. Godwin Beene, congratulated Lubambe Mine Team B on emerging victorius and encouraged all mine rescue teams to continue working hard as they were part of the winning Zambia Mining Industry whose sole aim was to provide efficient and cost effective mine rescue services and training in emergency preparedness to the mining industry and the community to mitigate loss of life and property. Mr. Ng’andwe also thanked Zesco Victoria Falls Hydro-Power Station management team led by Station Manager Mr. Maloza Mahaku and the Safety Manager Mr. Michael Zulu for hosting a successful event. He said the venue was a good neutral ground for teams from the Mining industry.