Copperbelt Province Minister Japhen Mwakalombe says the warding of 10% shares of the Black Mountain Jerabos has nothing to do with politics.
The new Copperbelt minister says the gesture was aimed at empowering unemployed youths in the province.
And Mwakalombe has charged that people opposing government's decision to handover the 10% share to the Jerabos do not mean well.
"This decision has nothing to do with politics but a service given to the youths on the Copperbelt by the government and will benefit the young people especially the unemployed youth in the province, " he stated.
Mwakalombe said young people that will be earning a living from Black Mountain will be trained in safety measures to avoid preventable life loses through accidents.
"The province has ready built infrastructure supportive of economic activities, including tourism and agriculture, including other precious metals the people can utilize to earn a living," he added.