Contract Optimisation meant to improve workplace safety – Mopani
Written by newsroom on October 31, 2019
By Clinton Masumba in Kitwe
Mopani Copper Mines has confirmed that the contract optimisation programme is meant to improve workplace safety, operational excellence and achieve strong local participation.
Company Public Relations Manager Nebert Mulenga said apart from Zambian companies fully participating in the programme, any foreign company getting a contract with Mopani will be compelled to outsource or sub-contract a percentage of their contract value to 100 percent Zambian-owned entities.
He said the move is part of Mopani’s mandatory Enterprise Development Programme (EDP) and in line with the Citizens Economic Empowerment Act, 2006.
Mr Mulenga stated that Mopani Copper Mines Plc has to date invested over US$2 billion in new mine expansion projects, including the Synclinorium Shaft, Mindola Deeps Shaft, Henderson Shaft and the Nkana Synclinorium Concentrator.
He said the mining firm is committed to ensuring that wherever possible they use local contractors for ongoing investment programmes and believe that the approach will enable them to focus on achieving both safe and productive outcomes, which are essential to positioning Mopani for a successful future.
Mr Mulenga stated that the contract optimisation programme is, therefore, part of its ongoing efforts to optimise the operation and turn Mopani into a world class mine delivering maximum value to all stakeholders.