9.5 C
Alba Iulia
Wednesday, May 25, 2022

President Hichilema dispels allegations of handing KCM to Vedanta

General News Feature General President Hichilema dispels allegations of handing KCM to Vedanta

President Hakainde Hichilema has dispelled allegations that  government has given back Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) to Vedanta Resources.

The President has urged Zambians not to take serious social media postings about KCM.

Speaking when he arrived in Ndola on the Copperbelt for a one day visit, President HICHILEMA said Government has only engaged the mining investor to see how issues at the firm can be resolved outside court.

He said government wants to bring in investors that will invest in the Konkola Deep Mining Project to ensure increased production.

President Hichilema said his government is keen on resolving all issues in the Mining sector to ensure mineral resources begin to benefit Zambians.

The President also emphasized that government will not allow illegal mining activities, the reason the Ministry of Mines is working on issuance of mining licences.

Meanwhile, President Hichilema has directed councils across the country to ensure prudent use of resources.

The Head of State noted  that  government has dealt with cadres who were collecting money in the markets and bus stations and it is important that Councils do more with the money being collected.

He said there is need to ensure money collected is channeled to cleaning of towns to avoid any Cholera outbreaks.

And Copperbelt Province Minister Elisha Matambo said the people on the Copperbelt are happy that the new dawn administration is uniting Zambians.

Mr Matambo said before the 2021 elections, the country was divided and it is important to acknowledge President Hichilema’s agenda to unite the Country.

He further said the people on the Copperbelt are happy with the ongoing recruitment of teachers and Health Workers as well as the increase in the Constituency Development Fund.

23 COMMENTS

  1. I expected him to also comment on the letter that Vedanta has written to his Minister and copied to Union leaders. What he’s saying doesn’t agree with what’s happening on the ground. Why is he giving ambiguous statements?

    13
    6
  2. Iwe [email protected], haven’t you seen that this country is more divided than before.

    Your president is preaching tribalism in his press conferences.

    And which people on the copperbelt are happy that Hakainde is uniting the country.

    11
    6
  3. >> As correctly stated, the News Diggers piece is an opinion, and I will add speculative and reported as hearsay. Even if true. It just seems like what is happening is lobbying which is how businesses and organizations influence policy all over the world.

    >> Vedanta are free to write and publish anything they like. And they are best placed to explain the letter they wrote. Why should the president start explaining someone else’s letter? Perhaps the only thing to comment on is the no litigation detente and what comes after.

    8
    8
  4. How are you going to sort this out of court? We need to know the details. Some sources indicate that Vedanta has gotten shares in one of the companies eyeing the KCM concern.
    We wait for that moment.

    5
    3
  5. …Foreigners are being given the mineral rich mines… Suppose Zambia handed Kansanshi or KCM to you, would you use a kambwili or chikwakwa to get the copper out of the ground or may be you have $1.2 Billion no one in Zambia knows about?

    5
    9
  6. Matambo you are behaving like the late Alexander Kamalondo who even when people were pelting our first president KK kept on telling him(KK) that people were very happy with his rule. That was at the time the country faced great shortages including mealie meal, sugar etc. HH should be careful with such maggots.

    7
    2
  7. SURELY THE PRESIDENT KNOWS THAT ALL THE NONSENSE ABOUT KCM IS THE WORK OF THE FRUSTRATED PF PARTY
    AND THEY HAVE LOYALISTS IN GOVERNMENT AND MEDIA STILL
    HE SOULD STOP WASTING HIS TIME AND CARRY ON WITH THE FORWARD ZAMBIA

    6
    6
  8. Vedanta are free to write and publish anything they like. No They are not. WE all are only free to publish the truth not lies or propaganda

    4
    2
  9. …WE all are only free to publish the truth not lies or propaganda… In your statement, there is such a deep misunderstanding and conflation of such things as rights, values, freedom, responsibilities, elected government, private corporation etc.

    As long as they don’t break any law, they can publish all the lies and propaganda they want. We just have to be smart enough not to believe it.

    2
    1
  10. This f00l hh is only skilled on selling national resources for cuts. This is what those whltes taught him in his masters course there abroad. He is loyal tothose who taught him to steal from his own country . Chlkamba

    7
    2
  11. WHAT HAVE WE AFRICANS ACHIEVED WITHOUT A LIGHTER SKIN COLOUR ASSISTING US
    THIS IS ONLY FOR THE 1MP0STER WHO IS ALWAYS DEGRADING OUTSIDE ASSISTANCE
    YET PRAISES LAZY LUNGU AND THE CHINKS

    3
    6
  12. I wonder where the Govt Spokeslady is? Is she doing her makeup and hair …not heard from her for a month; what the point of hving an empty suit or passenger on your team?

  13. How can you merely dispell allegations that government has given back Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) to Vedanta Resources and not catergorically state that they are not coming back. Vedanta’s charm offensive campaign is in full …you need to come clean and even instittute a commission of inquiry into the the KCM debacle if you are serious. People need answers

    5
    1
  14. Thanks HH for all the work you are doing, the August 12 bruised victims are busy attacking you, it is only that they were very sure of victory, and they fished a dry one

  15. Who is spreading this propaganda that Zambia does not want Vedanta, Vedanta is better than the njivi you are putting as administrators at KCM

  16. HH will bring sanity to the Mining industry. It’s obvious that it will not be a walk in the park. Milingo had to go first and that brought it’s own drama but he is out now. Armchair critics where busy sharing monies from shady contracts given to them by Milingo Lungu now they want details of ongoing negotiations. Our Asian brothers too will do anything for money.

    I understand the critics. It’s like a jealous ex lover who keeps an eye on their exes new lover. You PF guys thought that KCM woes will fikaisova by itself.

    1
    2
  17. #14 Tarino Orange there’s confusion where even party functionaries are making statements which are supposed to be made by cabinet ministers. Even a provincial minister will announce policy that’s outside his area of administration. HH needs to rethink about the whole setup.

  18. #18 Ng’ombe.. which PF guys are you referring to? You mean the entire Chingola and specifically Nchanga is PF? Chingola is on tenterhooks right now. Vedanta was kicked out of KCM on the instigation of the residents of Chingola and complaints from various stake holders. Don’t just scrap on top of the matter. This not as easy as you make.

  19. The type of leadership were you give too many excuses is not nice…. no this no that. you keep circumventing real issues that requires bold decisions and now your popularity is shrinking faster.

  20. Deja Vu – The problem HH7 has is that he still hasnt got the right people in ministries…this is not something you get right at the initial appointments after you elected, you have to make adjustments in the form of reshuffles. He should have done that at the last press conference instead of focusing on Nakacinda and PF…that was a missed opportunity now look at him making assurances everywhere because his media team is not putting the message across. You the head of state can not be 4 days in RSA negotiating with Mining Executives in RSA..you have to get competent people in there to represent your govt and the country.

  21. @ Tarino Orange… When Levy Mwanawasa became president he cast his net wide to get the best people as ministers. Of course he wasn’t 100 percent right. Appointing someone who has been minister in every government is nothing but just an appeasement…. common sense is what value did he bring to these governments?

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest News

Britain gives Zambia one billion pounds for SMS development

The British government says it has set one billion pounds aside over the next five years to help boost...

More Articles In This Category