Zambia: Government signals desire to settle KCM case with CEC

Issue 436 - 15 Apr 2021 - By Chiwoyu Sinyangwe

The High Court of Zambia has dismissed a government attempt to prevent the enforcement of a 26 February court ruling which had quashed  energy minister Matthew Nkhuwa’s move to declare Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC) as network common carrier. This latest stage in a protracted contractual dispute involving CEC, Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) and state utility Zesco means CEC can, in theory, try to recover outstanding debt from KCM.

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