KABANDA CHULU, Lusaka
ZCCM Investments Holdings Plc has engaged the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to ensure that information is circulated to Zambians living in the diaspora participate in the buying of the 28 million government shares being sold on the Lusaka Stock Exchange.
ZCCM-IH chief executive officer Pius Kasolo said President Lungu directed that all Zambians living locally and abroad be engaged to participate in the running of the mining industry through shares, which are being sold at K38 per share.
“We have started working with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to ensure that information about the sale down is disseminated to Zambians wherever they can be found and use all channels available to reach them.
“Generally, the response was slow at first but there is an improvement, and it is time Zambians get exposed to owning shares. In other countries, people in bars and clubs talk about shares they own and this is the culture which should be embedded in our society,” Dr Kasolo said.
When asked if the response will be good considering the low copper price on the international market, Dr Kasolo said ZCCM-IH is not worried.
“People buy shares when they are down and when things improve, you rise up together”, he said.
Dr Kasolo also urged companies to take advantage of the share offer which ends on November 30.