East and Central Mining Forum 2019

The Chairman of the Supervisory Board of LuNa Smelter Dr. Radoslaw Miskiewicz, Ms. Aleksandra Cholewa – Member of the Supervisory Board of LuNa Smelter, Mrs. Olena Wiaderna- Member of the Management Board joined by several LuNa Smelter Staff participated in the East & Central Mining Forum hosted in Kigali Rwanda on October 28-29, 2019.

It is worth mentioning that LuNa Smelter, the Gold sponsor of this event also participated in high level and key presentations. Ms Aleksandra Cholewa – Member of the Supervisory Board of LuNa Smelter and the East and Central Mining Forum Ambassador, Mrs. Olena Wiaderna and Mr. Alfred Joseph Michael were among the key speakers.

Ms. Cholewa as among other Key players’ outlook on Rwanda’s mining sector discussed Rwanda Emerging Mining Investment Destination.

Mrs. Wiaderna joined by others discussed Incentives for responsible sourcing; understanding international expectations, EU regulation and investor expectations.

Mr. Michael together with other key speakers discussed developing enablers for value addition projects in the region; beneficiation, smelting and refining, the missing puzzle pieces to Africa’s mining sector growth.

The Chief guest of Honour, His Excellency the Prime Minister of Rwanda Dr NgirentePrime Minister noted that estimates show that over 60% of global minerals are in Africa and yet revenues are still below 20%, and exploration investments under 15% annually. He said that the recently adopted African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) is a welcome additional support to the realization of the Africa Mining Vision and Rwanda is proud to be a part of it.