MCM raises security concerns over copper transportation

MOPANI Copper Mines chief executive officer Danny Callow has urged security wings to address the security concerns in the SADC region as Zambia prepares to move transportation of copper and high value goods from road to railway transport.

Callow was speaking during the 38th annual security consultative committee conference held at the Greek Olive restaurant in Kitwe yesterday.

The three-day conference is meeting to discuss measures to protect high value goods as they transit borders in the SADC region.

The conference further seeks to discuss the current crime trends and steps to address the various challenges that security wings in the region are grappling with in the fight against crime.

Railway security executives from the SADC region are in attendance.

Callow said the conference had come at a right time when there was an upswing in the number of reports of high value goods, including copper being stolen in transit.