KCM PLEDGES FULL ZIPS COMPLIANCE
By KELVIN SIABANA Konkola copper mines (KCM) has pledged full compliance to the Zambia Institute of Purchasing and Supply (ZIPS) regulations as part of the longstanding relationship between the two organisations.
KCM general manager for corporate affairs Eugene Chungu made the pledge during compliance and familiarisation meetings between the mining company and ZIPS officials held at KCM.
Mr Chungu said KCM was committed to full compliance with the regulatory body and finding new ways of wor ing together.
The meeting between ZIPS officials with KCM management and staff members focused on improving compliance levels and finding new ways for the mining giant and the institute to wor together.
Mr. Chungu also announced KCM’s readiness to ta e on local trainees in purchasing and supply management on industrial attachments as a way to broaden their professional outloo and help them gain relevant experience in the field
KCM currently trains over 900 students every year on industrial attachments in various disciplines.
ZIPS Executive Director Francis Kunda too the opportunity to reiterate the importance of continuous professional development by people wor ing in the supply and procurement profession.
Mr. Kunda further encouraged ZIPS members to familiarise themselves with the Public Procurement Act as a way of ensuring the profession’s integrity was upheld by purchasing and supply professionals.
The meeting was part of a series of visits to mining houses and utility companies on the Copperbelt and North-Western provinces by ZIPS to audit compliance levels and meet with members at the respective firms.