Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) has so far paid a total of around US $3 million towards its debt owed to local contractors and suppliers, an association has disclosed. And the Association of Mine Suppliers and Contractors (AMSC) says the de-listing of Vedanta Resources Plc from the London Stock Exchange (LSE) last month will now mean less scrutiny of the activities of its subsidiaries, including KCM. Last week, Mines Minister Richard Musukwa told Parliament that KCM still has a total outstanding liability of around US $80 million that the firm owes its suppliers and contractors. Following that revelation, Wusakile independent member of parliament Pavyuma Kalobo called on KCM to leave the country if it cannot afford to meet its financial commitments…....

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