Zambia considers supplying copper to Ghana company

CopperThe second highest copper producing country in Africa, Zambia is considering exporting the product to Ghana.

Reports out of Zambia cite the acting Zambian High Commissioner to Ghana, Rolland Mwansa as saying the country was considering supplying a Ghana company, Reroy Group of Companies, a producer of electric cables with copper to increase its production capacity.

The High Commissioner also said Zambia intends to set up an electrical cable company to add value and create jobs.

The CEO of Leroy Cables, Mrs. Kate Quartey-Papafio was quoted as saying the company would explore opportunities to expand and export to Zambia in line with the country’s plans to establish a cable company.

According to Mrs Quartey-Papafio the company produces 6,000 metric tonnes of aluminium and 2,000 metric tonnes of copper cables annually.

Zambia is the second highest exporter of copper in Africa after the Democratic Republic of Congo. The country exported 730,000 metric tonnes of copper in 2014.

Phone calls to the Zambian High Commission in Ghana and Leroy Group were not answered.

By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi

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