September 17, 2016 by Staff Reporter
The Billionaire Prophet and leader of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) church, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, this week launched his mining company – Shepherd Bushiri (SB) Mining in Ndola. The mine is expected to create over 6,000 jobs between now and December 2016, in its initial stage.
The mine, located in the outskirts of Ndola is a joint venture between Shepherd Bushiri and Malabwe Mines Ltd, with Bushiri as the major shareholder. Malabwe Mines has been in existence for some time but it was dormant for a long period due to non availability of necessary funds to sustainably spearhead the mining operations.
Shepherd Bushiri Mining Ltd also owns a number of mines across Africa with more mines being in Tanzania. The Billionaire Prophet is also expected to officiate the launch of his mobile company called PSB Network tomorrow, at Gallager Estates in Midrand.
It is believed that Bushiri’s focus now is to uplift this mine with full force to achieve his goal and among others. The mine is estimated to produce a minimum of $10 million USD a month and produce a number of minerals including emeralds. According to the mine documents, the whole mining area and expected minerals is valued at $1.2 billion USD.
Speaking during the ceremony, his Royalness Chief Lumpuma thanked Prophet Bushiri for following all the necessary procedures to commence the project. He explained that he has always been cautious with people coming to mine in his area who lacked proper papers from the Zambian government.
Addressing the mine workers and people that gathered at the event, Prophet Bushiri assured them of good working conditions and better social responsibility in that order.