KCM refutes reports of work stoppage by contractors
By ALICE NACHILEMBE
Konkola Copper Mines Plc (KCM) has refuted claims of a News item aired on Radio Phoenix that workers of Contractor companies engaged by KCM on various mining and other projects have withdrawn labour.
KCM General Manager Corporate Affairs Shapi Shachinda said that the Contractual obligations compel the Contractors to inform KCM about any labour situation in their areas of operation.
Mr Shachinda said KCM has verified with all its business partners who have confirmed that there is no work stoppage in their operations.
He said the report attributed to the Association of Mining Suppliers and Contractors president Mr Costa Mwaba by Radio Phoenix news is inaccurate and extremely misleading.
“We appeal to KCM Business partners and other key stakeholders, including workers of Contractors at KCM to remain calm and not panic over the misleading report.
“KCM has experienced some cash flow constraints but payments to mining contractors and other suppliers have been prioritized for payments by KCM since May 2022 when the Provisional Liquidator, Ms Celine Nair, took over the office,” he said.