Gabon

EITI Status Other
Latest Data From 2010

Overview

Gabon’s mineral industry is dominated by the production of manganese and petroleum. In 2010, the country ranked 4th among the world’s leading producers of manganese, accounting for about 11% of world production. Crude petroleum production accounted for about 75% of the country’s total exports, 60% of Government revenue, and 40% of the country’s gross domestic product.

Status of Gabon

Gabon is not a member of the EITI.

Gabon lost its status as 'EITI Candidate' on 27 February 2013, and is no longer recognised as an EITI implementing country.

The country lost its status because it failed to submit its second Validation report on time. The country had submitted its second Validation report to the EITI Board on 15 February 2013, nine weeks after the deadline. The multi-stakeholder group (MSG) had refused to adopt the validation report drafted by validator Hart and thus decided not to submit it by the 9 December 2012 deadline. The Group had summarised its objections to the report in a document on 11 December 2012.

The most recent EITI Report (covering 2009 and 2010) was published in early October 2012. The report covering 2007 and 2008 was published on 28 October 2012.

This all followed a Board decision on 9 June 2011 to renew Gabon’s Candidate status (see minutes of the Board meeting, page 6) and to require another Validation by 9 December 2012, after the country had completed a first Validation on 7 September 2010, including publishing a final Validation report.

Governance of the EITI in Gabon

The EITI Interest Group (the national committee) was the multi-stakeholder group in charge of implementation and follow-up of the EITI in Gabon. Mr. Ange Macaire Longho was the National Coordinator.

The presidential Decret 000535/PM/MEFBP established the EITI National Committee. The Decision 229/MEFBP established an EITI national Interest Group. 

Revenue collection

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