Zambia Chamber of Mines Discredits Misinformation on Risk Allowances Amidst DRC Truck Driver Protests

The Zambia Chamber of Mines has responded to recent protests by truck drivers in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) over alleged risk allowances for the transportation of mineral loads. The chamber has issued a statement in response to viral social media misinformation, clarifying that no risk allowances are being paid to Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) based trucking companies moving goods for the mines in the DRC. The Truckers Association of Zambia (TAZ) brought the issue to the attention of the Chamber of Mines, highlighting misinformed claims circulating on social media. The false information alleges that mining companies in the DRC are paying a risk allowance ranging from $500 to $700 per load to SADC-based trucking companies.


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