(By Hamson Chisenga)
WE want Vedanta out, says President Edgar Lungu.
Speaking shortly after arrival at Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport this afternoon, President Lungu said government was resolved and determined to part ways with Vedanta group of companies who are currently running Konkola Copper Mines (KCM).
The President said he remains determined to stand with the wishes of the people on KCM.
“We want Vedanta out!” The President said.
President Lungu hinted that the idea was to keep the company afloat and that all stakeholders would be brought on board when bringing in a new investor.
President Lungu is on a two days working visit on the Copperbelt ahead of the Copperbelt Agriculture, Mines Industries Exposition (CAMINEX) in Kitwe which he is expected to officially open.
Copperbelt Minister Ambassador Japhen Mwakalombe, Ndola City Mayor Amon Chisenga, PF provincial chairman Nathan Chanda, Ndola City Council Town Clerk Wisdom Bwalya received the President at Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe Airport – Smart Eagles