Sixteen solar panels that supply power to a solar hammer mill under the Presidential Empowerment Initiative in Kapijimpanga area in Solwezi district have been stolen by unknown people.
North-Western Province Commissioner of Police Auxensio Daka has confirmed the incident to ZANIS in Solwezi today.
Mr. Daka said a security guard, Davy Muntanga manning the hammer mill reported that the panels were stolen yesterday at 02:30 hours in Kimbwi village.
He stated that Police picked up one panel in the nearby bush about 300 metres away from the hammer mill.
Mr. Daka said no arrest has been made so far but a docket on the theft case has since been opened.