KCM : Kishore Kumar’s work permit revoked, declared prohibited immigrant, banned from Zambia

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Konkola Copper Mine (KCM) Chief Executive officer Kishore Kumar
Government has revoked the working permit for Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) Chief Executive Officer Kishore Kumar and declares him a prohibited Immigrant.

This means that Mr. Kumar will not, at any given time, be allowed to enter the boarders of Zambia.

This follows Mr. Kumar’s evading of a meeting that the Ministry of Home Affairs had asked him to attend to ascertain a statement he made in the media to describe as mere rhetoric President Michael Sata’s warning against firing any workers at the mine.

In statement released to Qfm today, Chief government spokesperson Mwansa Kapeya says following this decision by government, all law enforcement officers, at all border entry points, through the Ministry of Home Affairs, have since been notified.

Mr. Kapeya says government is of the view that Mr. Kumar is a bad seed and cannot be allowed to continue being among the business community in the country.

Mr. Kapeya who is also Information and Broadcasting Minister notes that government’s position on this matter does not mean that it has now declared war against investors as some sections of society are trying to portray.

He says as a sensitive and responsible government, the Patriotic Front (PF) government wants to ensure that the interests of both the Zambian people and investors alike are protected and adequately taken care of.

And Mr. Kapeya has maintained that government is still remains open to dialogue on any matter that affects the country’s investors and the Zambian people who must be the prime beneficiaries of such investments.

He says government also remains resolute to protecting the best interest of the people in the country regardless of the circumstances and will not allow threats and intimidation from any investor.

The Minister has however assured investors seeking to come to Zambia and the already existing investors that their investments will remain secure and safe.

17 COMMENTS

  1. It’s funny how we benefited so much more from the mines during the ZCCM days as opposed to now…

  2. Zambia is nt the only country wth copr, let hm try othr contries as wel which can allow such decisive antics.

  3. OKEY,LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, IN AS MUCH AS WE NID JOBS, FORCING INVESTORS 2 KIP WORKERS EVEN WEN THEY AR MAKING LOSSES IS WRONG, THE GVT SHUD HAV 1ST LOOKD AT KCMs PERFORMANCE B4 REACTING. Y DEPORT HIM? WAT DID HE DO? THATS A PRIVATE COMPANY 4 GOD’S SAKE, SATA WANTS TO POPE HIS NOSE IN2 ALMOST ANYTHING!! KCM, BEMBA SUCCESSION, LUNDA KINGSHIP IN ZAMBEZI, WATS WRONG WITH HIM? WAGES OF HAVING UNEDUCATED PIPO IN HIGH OFFICES

  4. He his not above the president morover intrest of zambians comes first no matter what investor should know that

  5. Effects of having uninformed/uneducated leaders. They agree to something they don’t even understand in first place (Statutory Instrument 89) and when some1 else comes and imparts knowledge in their empty heads they change their initial stance and resort to blackmail…Revocation of SI 89 was not legit

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