Ministers confirmed for Zambia mining expo
from ARNOLD MULENGA in Lusaka, Zambia
LUSAKA, (CAJ News) – ZAMBIA’S Ministers of Mines, Energy and Water Development as well as Commerce, Trade and Industry, will head up a high-level government delegation at the upcoming Copperbelt Mining Trade Expo and Conference (CBM-TEC).
Christopher Yaluma and Margaret Mwanakatwe, respectively, have been confirmed for the event slated for May 5-6 in Kitwe.
More than 1 500 visitors, 100 exhibitors and 200 conference delegates are expected to gather.
CBM-TEC event director, Nicole Smith said the presence of both the Zambian mining and trade ministers was both exciting and a true sign of this government’s commitment to not only this country’s extractive industry but also the region’s.
“At at our launch event last year, the Minister of Mines Yaluma made a concerted effort to engage with the industry leaders who were present.
“He listened and responded seriously to questions. We look forward to welcoming him back,” added Smith.
The CBM-TEC director added Mwanakatwe’s participation sent a strong signal to the industry about government creating cross sectorial linkages.
“Her presence furthermore is yet another confirmation that mining remains relevant to Zambia’s strong economic growth, especially in the context of the Government conceding to amend the Tax Royalty laws.
“We also hope that the presence of both ministers will provide an impetus to forging closer relations with the DRC Copperbelt as we will welcome a delegation from DRC’s Katanga province at the event, specifically to discuss cross-border synergies.”
CBM-TEC is poised to be this year’s largest industry gathering of its kind in the region.
– CAJ News
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