Barrick Gold Corp., owners of the Lumwana copper mine, said it is continuing to engage with the Zambian government and community stakeholders about a mutually beneficial way forward for the operation.

After the first Lumwana board meeting following the Barrick/Randgold merger, Barrick COO for Africa and the Middle East Willem Jacobs said the company was mindful that the government was under pressure to increase its revenue. At the same time, however, its proposed tax changes would put Lumwana in a challenging situation, he said.
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