The Chamber of Mines Council for First Aid (CMZCFA) held its 9th Inter-Company Competition, under the theme, “EVERY SECOND COUNTS, KNOW FIRST AID,” on Saturday 16th August 2014,at Chambishi Stadium.The CMZCFA is responsible for the supervision and coordination of First Aid activities in the mining industry; to ensure that members adhere to prescribed standards and have adequate requisite First Aid infrastructure and facilities.Eighteen (18) teams participated, including three (3) from Contractors, i.e. JCHX sent two (2) teams from its operations at Konkola and Chambishi Mine sites, and Red Path Mining sent one team. The event was graced by the Director of Mines Safety Department, Mr. Gideon Ndalama, on behalf of the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Mines, Energy and Water Development, and the Deputy Mayor of Kalulushi District. The area Member of Parliament, Honourable Rainford Mbulu, the Deputy Minister of Labour and Social Security, attended the event.
Also in attendance were representatives of various mining companies and business partners, while on the sidelines some companies in the occupational health business exhibited their products and promotional materials.The Competition was won by Mopani Copper Mines – Mufulira Concentrator Team. Chambishi Metals Plc came second, while Lubambe Mines Plc took third position.The Chamber wishes to heartily congratulate the wining team, all participating companies, business partners and members of the public,particularly Chambishiresidents, who came to watch the drills and support the teams.