Government has quietly acted on the chaos in the mining sector by having commissioned a team of experts to probe the problems in the country's biggest money spinner.
On Wednesday, the committee led by respected mining expert Dr Sixtus Mulenga handed over their findings to President Edgar Lungu.
The committee was tasked to understand the deep lying problems and make recommendations.
A similar study was commissioned in 2012 when the mining sector took a battering from external shocks caused by a dip in metal prices.
The mining sector was immersed in problems last year following a fall in Copper prices on the international market.
Labour Minister Fackson Shamenda received the report before handing it over to President Lungu.