On Wednesday 23 February 2011 the Zambian Minister of Mines and Mineral Development, HE Maxwell M.B. Mwale, launched Zambia’s first EITI report that discloses payments made by the major mining companies to government for 2008.
Chair of the EITI Board, Clare Short took part in the latest BBC World Debate at the first Mining & Investment Forum in Lusaka, Zambia. Other panelists included Situmbeko Musokotwane (Zambian Minister of Finance and National Planning), Emmanuel Mutati, (Mopani Copper Mine), Andrew DeSimone (Vale), Steve Manteaw (ISODEC), Kapil Kapoor (the World Bank), and was hosted by Redi Tlhabi.
Zambia published today, 30 March, its 2009 EITI Report in Lusaka, disclosing the payments from mining companies to the government in 2009. The government received more than US$500 million from the mining sector www.zambiaeiti.org.zm.