300 Contract Workers Lose Jobs at KCM

Over 300 contract employees at Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) have lost their jobs following the expiration of contracts for three companies they worked for.

KCM Corporate Affairs Director Eugene Chungu has confirmed that the contracts for Elioyoni, Lukoria and Mpelembe Drilling have expired.

Chungu said the three had been working at Nchanga underground mine which has since been placed on care and maintenance until the mining firm restocks acid to treat the minerals being mined.

And Mineworkers Union of Zambia President Joseph Chewe has challenged government to find suitable mine investors to take over operations at Konkola Copper Mines.

Chewe has charged that the current investor had failed to run the mine and need to leave the country before they send everyone on the street.

He said mine unions were “tired of same old stories at Konkola Copper Mines” and now want others to be engaged because the current ones had allegedly failed.

“We are worried with reports of job cuts at konkola Copper Mines every time. We demand that KCM ceases operations and allow other investors to take over,” said Chewe during a media briefing in Kitwe.

Chewe, who spoke on behalf of two other unions – the United Mineworkers Union of Zambia (UMUZ) and National Union of Miners and Allied Workers (NUMAW) – has challenged government to state its position over happenings at Konkola Copper Mines.




  1. Jomwa

    We are asking our good govt to look into this matter seriously or else those 300 workers will if we multiple with the number of dependants is more than a thousand people will suffer.its a duty of the govt to see the jobs of those secured by finding a serious company to employ all.

  2. Lucky

    Indians are not good in mining business remember how they left Lwanshya, please save the people of Chingola and Chililabombwe by bringing good and serious investors again not Chines or South Africans.

  3. Mpundu Richard

    Let kcm go they have in Chingola is very difficult let our learning gov

  4. Mpundu Richard

    Let kcm go they have in Chingola is very difficult let our listening government intervene otherwise we don’t know how people will be surviving.

    • X miner

      i dont know what the situation will be with the marshrooming criminal gangs

  5. Christopher CJ Mutambo

    Seriously KCM needs new investors.

  6. X miner

    KCM is not the way it was, now, the situation has moved from bad to worse.I wonder why the GRZ has failed to take quick action by terminating whatever they have signed with them to safeguard the lives zambians. I tell you, I WONDER! I WONDER!!

  7. Maybin chanda

    Government please we asking u to help those pipo who have lost their jobs if not then the number of thiefs will going to increased

  8. Naison nyoni

    Let kcm go plez…

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