Dr Scott told Parliament this morning during the vice president’s question time that it appears KCM has externalized huge amounts of money, and that government is keeping a close eye on the company.
He says the mining company has liabilities in excess of $1.5 billion, adding that the company has not paid its creditors and repaid bank loans.
Dr Scott adds that KCM also owes other mining companies monies for the processed copper concentrates which is also threatening the affected mining companies with reduced production and increased costs.
The Vice president adds that government has also discovered that there are two companies known by the same name Vedanta, with the one owning KCM not being bound by the regulations of disclosure of the London Stock Exchange and the Financial Services Authority in Britain.
Dr Scott says Vedanta is hiding information from government.
He states that Zambia stands to lose billions of dollars if the country does not stand together and show that it will not be taken for a ride.