Mine Manager, Sixtus Mulenga told ZANIS in Mazabuka today that the two employees
arrested do not work for Albidon mine but an independent drilling company contracted
by the mine called Capitol drilling.
Dr MulengaÂ has since advised DEC to give correct information to members of the public and avoid issuing misleading statements which could tarnish the image of the mine.
He said the statement attributed to DEC public relations and press Liaison officer, Rosten Chulu is not true.
Dr Mulenga has since demanded for an apology from DECÂ for the bad picture created
adding that the board of directors felt the statement was calculated to embarrass the management.
Mr Chulu, in a statement said the commission had arrested Jeff Macdonald,45 and
Bevan Thompson,24 bothÂ New Zealand nationals working for Albidon capitol drilling
after they were allegedly found with eight balls of cannabis weighing seven grammes.
ButÂ DEC Public Relations Officer, Rosten Chulu has maintained that the two people who were arrested by DEC are Albidon employees.
Mr Chulu says the statement he issued yesterday was true and factual.
Mr. Chulu noted that a team of DEC officers arrested the two from Mazabuka to Lusaka
and still detained.
He has since challenged Albidon management to come to Lusaka and prove if the two are not employees of Albidon Mine.