SOURCE: African Business Review

African Business Review

March 17, 2011 14:35 ET

Neil Croucher, Managing Director for Operations at the Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC), Makes Sure Reliable Power Is Top Priority in African Business Review

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - March 17, 2011) - Serving the mining community in Zambia, CEC provides reliable electricity as well as expanding into telecommunications. African Business Review finds out more.

Managing Director for Operations Neil Croucher has been with the company six years, but has a wealth of power utility experience behind him. He believes that CEC is fully committed to providing secure and reliable power to the mining community.

Croucher says: "We recognise the needs of our customer and nothing will ever compromise that. We have customers we understand well and a lot of our employees used to work in the mining sector. They understand the need for high quality, reliable power."

CEC is fully aware of its corporate responsibility with regards to employee safety, community welfare and social support.

"Safety, health and the environment are fully integrated in the business and it is the first thing we report on at management meetings. We have a department that monitors performance and implements safety processes," states Croucher.

"HIV and AIDS are a serious problem in Zambia. So we have campaigns and partnerships to try and tackle this. We provide free antiretroviral medication for staff, their spouses and smallest children. Malaria is also an issue. We annually spray employees' homes, other areas and breeding grounds on the Copperbelt in association with other companies and the Ministry of Health."

Read the full company report, here.

About Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC)

The Copperbelt Energy Corporation (CEC) supplies highly secure and reliable electricity to the mining sector in Zambia, the cornerstone of the country's economy. CEC was formed in 1997 after the privatisation of government owned and controlled Zambia Consolidated Copper Mines (ZCCM).

About African Business Review

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