The Economics Association of Zambia -EAZ- has lauded President Edgar Lungu for ordering the payment of terminal benefits to Mopani Copper Mine Workers.
EAZ Vice President Austin Mwange also says Zambians must understand that the payment of terminal benefits to Mopani Copper Mine Workers does not entail that the beneficiaries have been retrenched.
Dr .Mwange says the beneficiaries are entitled to the benefits as they have been transitioned from Glencore Company to the new ownership of the Mine of government ownership under ZCCM.
He was speaking in an interview with ZNBC News in Lusaka on Sunday.
Dr. Mwange said the timely Presidential Order for the payment of terminal benefits for Mopani Copper Mine Workers will boost disposable income among the beneficiaries.
He has called on the beneficiaries to invest their income in farming ventures such as poultry, animal husbandry and arable agriculture.
Dr. Mwange said the move will sustain Copperbelt financially when mining activities are depleted in the area.