A delegation of American government officials and business sector representatives (Nokia, Google, Apple, Assent Compliance, Global Metals, Intel, PACT World, Global Communities, Solidaridad, Responsible Minerals Initiative, U.S. Department of Labour and U.S Department of State), Eugene Uwizeyimana- U.S. Embassy Kigali Economic Specialist, Mr Ildephonse Niyonsaba – ITSCi Country Director were joined by Mr Robert Nowak – LuNa Smelter Managing Director and Mr Joseph Butera – LuNa Smelter Field Operations Manager to make an official tour of the smelter for the first time.

LuNa Smelter was chosen for the study tour as a unique example of a conflict – free smelter, the only one which is operating successfully in the region.