Mining sector seeks way out of lockdown

The Chamber of Mines is believed to have finalised a submission late yesterday in which it seeks an exemption from the Covid-19 lockdowns in the Erongo- and Khomas Regions. The lockdown starts at one minute past midnight tonight and will see mining operations grinding to a halt should people be prevented from working.

“The Chamber of Mines is expected to have handed in its submission to the Minister of Mines and Energy Tom Alweendo today. The minister will then circulate the letter through the proper channels to Cabinet and the Head of State”, an informed source said yesterday.
Adding: “the state of emergency declared in Namibia virtually collapsed the tourism industry in a matter of hours. Hardship is ahead for this sector and nobody wants to see the same happening to mining”, explained this source.

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