Morupule official seeks support for mine expansion

source: BOPA
25 January, 2010

PALAPYE – The Operations Readiness Manager for Morupule Colliery Limited, Mr Koolatotse Koolatotse has asked for support and cooperation from the Palapye sub district council in relation to the anticipated expansion of the mine.

Briefing the councilors about the project last week, Mr Koolatotse said it was important for the councilors to render their support because the expansion project was going to affect peoples lives in many ways.

He said it was the leaders who could help them address a lot of issues between the mine and the public adding that the project was going to affect the communities and their environment in both positive and negative ways.

He noted that even though they did not have the opportunity to brief the councilors about the expected impact of the project as scheduled last year, they had consulted with the area Member of Parliament, the tribal leaders and farmers through the stakeholders engagement plan.

We had planned to address the councilors in October last year but due to the onset of the elections our plan could not go through, he said.

He said even though the minor works such as the building of the construction camp will be undertaken in March this year, the [continue reading]

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