A group of 21 churches from the Copperbelt Province’s Chingola and Chililabombwe Districts have urged the government to permit Vedanta Resources to reinvest in Konkola Copper Mines (KCM).
According to consortium leader ELISION BWALYA of Life Giving Word Christian Ministries, the church is confident that Vedanta will abide by national laws and regulations because of the UPND’s sound mining policies.
This was stated by Bishop BWALYA today in Lusaka at a press conference.
Apostle JONATHAN KAMBOYI of Elshadai Dunatos also spoke at the same event, pleading for an urgent resolution to the KCM impasse because the mine is essential to the livelihoods of many.
The current scenario in Chingola and Chililabombwe, according to Reverend ABIGAL MHANGO of African Episcopal Ministries, is terrible as a result of the slowdown in economic activity brought on by KCM’s operational issues.