Chief government spokesperson Dora Siliya says the liquidation of Konkola Copper Mines has nothing to do with winding up the company or the sale of its assets, but ending the business relationship with Vedanta Resources that owns 79 per cent shares in the mine. And Siliya, the information and broadcasting services minister, has confirmed that Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) has no money to pay salaries for its workers and is relying on government for help. In spite of the ongoing court process where the liquidation has been challenged, the minister said during her weekly briefing, Thursday, that KCM would remain intact, with its assets, while government looks for a new partner to take over the majority stake held by Vedanta…....

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