During a media briefing yesterday at Bank of Zambia guest house in Itawa residential area of Ndola, the Special Assistant for Press and Public Relations Amos Chanda made mention that Mopani had dedicated itself to delivering sound investment policies and improved management practices within Zambia.
Mopani Copper Mine (MCM) assured Government of sound investment policies in its operations as President Edgar Lungu yesterday continued to engage stakeholders in the mining industry.
This follows a closed-door meeting held with the Head of state, Mopani, Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC) and senior Government officials on matters relating to this vital industry.
“The management and board of Mopani assured the President that they were very committed to sound investment policies, management practice, corporate social responsibility and all forms of engagement. The President has thanked them for their commitment,” Amos Chanda said.
Chanda further added that the President had expressed displeasure on certain issues with Mopani including social services such as health and education. Not forgetting issues relating to contractors and suppliers and wanted the mining company to resolve them.
Mopani Chief Executive Officer, Chris Vermeulen, assured that his firm had not stopped offering medical services at Malcom Watson Hospital, but that it had transferred some of its operations to Wusakile Mine Hospital in Kitwe.
Mr Vermeulen said Mopani would continue with corporate social responsibility programmes in areas where it operates.
Meanwhile,Chanda further stated that overall the President had a constructive and fruitful meeting with Mopani.
Furthermore, a balance in benefits for the investors and citizens or country at large will be sort by the Head of State added Chanda.