Visit by US Embassy Kigali (US embassy)

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 Labor and U.S Department of State), Eugene Uwizeyimana- US 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 an official site visit 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 operating successfully  in the region.