MINING houses in North-Western Province have been assured of protection of their investment.
The assurance was issued in Solwezi yesterday by Inspector-General of Police Mr Kakoma Kanganja when he visited the province to acquaint himself with the operations of the mines and appreciate the challenges the mining firms faced especially in the area of security.
Mr Kanganja said the Zambia Police Service stood ready to protect the massive investment in the province.
“This will help us forge a better relationship with them (mining houses) and as Zambia Police we shall endeavour to provide security to both local and foreign investment,” he said. Mr Kanganja was speaking when he toured Kalumbila and Kansanshi mines owned by First Quantum Minerals of Canada.
He said he was overwhelmed with the massive investment and the Zambia Police would try its best to provide maximum security to the mines.
And Kansanshi Mine Limited general manager Rudi Badenhorst said his mine was a project in progress for the last 10 years since 2004 when it was opened.
He said the company was working with the Government to try and agree on some of the outstanding issues.