Continuous copper theft reports irk IG

 Continuous copper theft reports irk IG

By Staff Writer
Inspector General of Police Lemmy Kajoba says that he is saddened by the continuous report of copper theft on the Copperbelt as it is becoming alarming.

Speaking when he visited Konkola Copper Mine (KCM) and China Copper Mines in Chingola yesterday, he said the tour was aimed at familiarizing on the security concerns and the security measures in place by Zambia Police.

Mr Kajoba said that the security challenges the mines are going through will be addressed as the police are seeking ways to secure the asset in a short and long term.

He said all the reports are similar to the copper been diverted from the intended market by transporters hence the need for the police and the mines to engage the transportation companies.

Mr Kajoba has pledged support to the mines by working together in ways possible to curb copper theft.

Konkola Copper Mine (KCM) Acting Chief Executive Officer Enock Mponda commended the police for the support they are rendering to the mines.

Mr Mponda said that as custodians they have a huge responsibility that this asset is kept intact.

And CCM General Manager Zhang Menatoo commended the police for the security support.