Konkola Copper Mines, KCM, has given the Chililabombwe Municipal Council a Hearse to help ease the transportation of dead bodies from the mortuary to cemeteries.
KCM rehabilitated the donated vehicle at a cost of K26 million following a request
for assistance by the local authority.
Speaking during the official handover, Chililabombwe Mayor, Wilson Ponga, said the
hearse would help bereaved families reduce dependence on hired transport for the
ferrying of the bodies to the cemeteries.
“I must mention here that, currently, the community relies on hired transport to
ferry their deceased beloved ones from Kakoso mortuary to the cemetery, a situation
which is not conducie considering our cultural norms and the respect to the dead’,
Mr. Konga assured KCM that the hearse would be utilized for the purpose of
benefiting the community.
And KCM Resident Director, Deb Bandyopadhyay, reiterated his organisation’s
commitment to contributing to efforts of uplifting the welfare of people in areas it
Mr. Bandyopadhyway said KCM realized that transporting bodies during a bereavement
is one of the biggest challenges faced by some residents of Chililabombwe hence the