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.
Albania, Burkina Faso, Mozambique and Zambia have now become EITI Candidate countries. This was announced by the EITI Board at its meeting in Washington DC. With these four new countries, 30 countries are now implementing the EITI, further bolstering EITI as the standard for transparent management of revenues from the oil, gas and mining sectors.