Zambia introduces screening equipment to monitor mineral exports

Zambia on Thursday introduce2013-11-07 13.27.58 - Copy - Copyd equipment which will enable its revenue authority and other government agencies to independently verify the quality of mineral exports, a senior government official said.

Treasury Secretary Fredson Yamba said in a statement that Africa’s second-biggest copper producer had previously depended on what mineral exporters said through self-declaration.

“In the modern age, good faith alone is not enough to guarantee that the government and the people of Zambia get their fair share of what is theirs,” Yamba said.

The new equipment, which will be deployed to border areas will also be used to verify the quality and quantity of minerals being moved from one mine to another, he said.

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