Swedish firm concludes plans to establish training centre to produce manpower needs of mining industry


A Swedish company, Epiroc Zambia Limited, has announced plans to construct a training centre in Kitwe which will be equipped to meet the evolving demands for technological advancement and skills requirements in the mining industry.

The centre is expected to service Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) mining sector.

The announcement was made on Saturday in Kitwe at a press briefing by the company Country Manager for Zambia, Davis Nongera.

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Nongera claimed that the training centre would cater for the much-needed skills upgrade not only for Zambia and DRC, but also for the East, Central, and West Africa regions.

He said a ground-breaking ceremony would take place within the second quarter of 2024.

He noted that this strategic initiative underlined the firm’s unwavering commitment to expanding its footprint in meeting the growing technological demands in the mining industry with skilled labour force to support productivity in Africa.

Nongera said the construction of the facility also aligned with Zambia’s ideal geographical location and the renowned Coppetbelt which was home of some of the critical mineral reserves to drive the transition towards sustainable renewable energy.

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