And the effects of the copper mines in Zambia
Rating: four stars
-Glencore makes so much money from copper mining in Zambia that the mayor of the village in which the company is registered can’t spend all the money the company contributes to the public coffers. Meanwhile 70 per cent of Zambia’s population live on less than $2.00 a day and 80 per cent are unemployed.
The copper mines can cause respiratory cancer, harmful things to the lungs, and acid rain which has a very negative impact on the production of crops
- What effects have the copper mines had on Zambia politically?
Zambia is one of the poorest countries in the world. However, with the production of copper, they have been building a better economy and political relationships (especially in China and Switzerland).