By JOHN SAKALA
Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) has appointed ZCCM Investments Holdings Plc (ZCCM-IH Technical Manager Moses Chilambe as the new Head of Konkola Mine.
According to the insider, Eng Chilambe took over today and assured employees at the mine that everything will be ok.
Speaking to staff at Bushbeck in Chililabombwe this afternoon, Eng Chilambwe called for corporation from all staff.
Eng Chilambe was appointed Technical Manager at ZCCM-IH on March 15, 2016.
Prior to that, he was the Technical Manager at Mawe Exploration and Technical Services Limited (a subsidiary of ZCCM-IH), from October 2013 following the transformation of the then Technical Department within ZCCM-IH into a subsidiary company.
Before then, he had acted a Technical Manager at ZCCM-IH from August 2012 to September 2013. Eng Chilambe joined ZCCM-IH as Mining Engineer in 2008.
Before joining ZCCM-IH, Mr Chilambe had worked in the Zambian hard rock mining industry under ZCCM Limited, which he joined in 1983 as Senior Assistant Mining Engineer, and rose through the ranks to the positions of Mine Manager and General Manager/Vice President in charge of Mining Operations at Konkola Copper Mines Plc. (KCM).
Mr Chilambe holds a Bachelor of Mineral Sciences Degree in Mining Engineering.
He is a fellow of the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (FSAIMM); a Member and Registered Engineer of the Engineering Institution of Zambia (EIZ); Member of the Society for Mining Engineers (SME) of AIMME and Member of the World of Mining Technology Society.