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Dispute over power tariffs forces Mopani to shutdown some operations

August 2017 - Mopani Copper Mines Plc has confirmed that the Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC) has restricted power supply to its mines in both Kitwe and Mufulira.

Mopani says the decision has arisen from a dispute over the implementation of new electricity tariffs, which the firm and other mining companies have contested in court and the courts of law are yet to resolve the matter.

It said while awaiting the determination of the matter in court, Mopani Copper Mines Plc has continued to consistently pay the tariffs as stipulated in the existing legal contract with CEC.
“In the interest of safety, Mopani has with immediate effect suspended operations in certain areas, and all our miners who were underground at the time of restricting power supply, have successfully returned to the surface,” it said in a statement released on Saturday.

Story via Lusaka Times Website 
Photo via Google Images 


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