The National Peasant League for Human Rights (LINAPEDHO) warns about mining in the Lubudi Sampwe hunting area belonging to the Upemba National Park.
In its report of a field mission, this NGO reveals that the process for the reopening of the Kipafu quarry has already started while the MUVULE quarry is being exploited clandestinely.
“After these interviews and descents, we learned that with regard to the quarry of KIPAFU that Mrs. Chef de Terre MAZEMBE swears only on the reopening of this quarry and that recently there was a prospecting visit for the reopening of the quarry. operation of the latter. And that on the other side at MUVULE, 37 km with the support of the chief NDALA MUMBA, a quarry is opened and the exploitation of copper ores and crystal according to the testimony of Mr. Serge the chief of the diggers. He specified that people come in to work at night and empty the place in the morning ”, says the LINAPEDHO report.
In addition, the NGO recommends a mixed descent of the competent authorities to determine whether these two mining quarries are in the Lubudi Sampwe hunting area.