Grizzly Mining Ltd Supports Local Farmers Combat Armyworm Pests with Agricultural Pest Control Donation

Kitwe, Zambia, January 30 2020: Grizzly Mining Ltd is pleased to announce that it has provided 500 litres of agricultural pest control to farmers in the Lufwanyama district to support their farms and provide greater food security within the region.

The donation follows the call of province minister, Japhen Mwakalcombe, who said that a concerted effort to help against in the fight against armyworms plaguing local farmers’ crops was needed. If left unaddressed, the pests would threaten critical food security in the local community.

The company’s geology manager, Stanley Chasuka said that the company’s decision to donate the agricultural pest control is aimed to support the community in which the company operates. He assured the government that Grizzly will continue in its efforts to give back and help improve the living standards of local people.

Chief Lumpuma commented that this is the third consecutive year that Grizzly Mining has made pesticide donations to farmers in the district. He thanked the company and urged other companies to emulate the gesture.

About Grizzly Mining Limited

Founded by current Chair, Abdoulaye Ndiaye, in 1997, Grizzly Mining has been producing high-quality emeralds and beryl for the international gemstone market for over 25 years from its 100% owned flagship Grizzly mine in Lufwanyama region in the Copper-belt province of northern Zambia.

The mine produces circa. 60 million carats a year, with quarterly auctions both in-country and internationally.