The Zambian Government has stepped up security measures at Sinazongwe’s Collum coal mine and has assured the Chinese investors of maximum protection against any form of harm that might be perpetrated by miners. According to Lusaka Times, a permanent police post has been established at the mine after a Chinese mine manager was killed during protests over the minimum wage. Sinazongwe District Commissioner

Dodo Sindanza said the Zambian Government appreciates Chinese investment because it has given a lot of jobs to Zambians. He called upon the Chinese community to work together with government authorities in finding a lasting solution that will prevent a recurrence of the workers protests.