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Mining professionals for Rwanda

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

Mining professionals for RwandaMines and Mining Developemnt Deputy Minister Polite Kambamura (second from right) joins Rwandan Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente (left) and other delegates in following proceedings at the recently held East and Central African Mining Conference in Kigali, Rwanda

Rwanda is keen to lure Zimbabwean mining professionals to cover a skills gap in that country that could be detrimental to the East African country’s realisation of its mining goals.

The Rwandese extended the human capital appeal to Mines and Mining Development Deputy Minister Polite Kambamura who was in Kigali, Rwanda, for the East and Central African Mining Conference last week.

Deputy Minister Kambamura was invited to the conference under the auspices of the mining cooperation Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed in August  between the two countries’ ministries of mines.The conference brings together mining executives, investors and Governments from East and Central Africa in pursuit of creating a platform under which private sector players can participate fully in the exploitation of mineral deposits.

Zimbabwe, Deputy Minister Kambamura said, was there to market the vast mineral investment potential that is abundant in the country.

Rwanda is fertile ground for investors due to the ease of doing business index the country enjoys.

“This started when the President (Mnangagwa) went to Rwanda and opened this avenue for cooperation, which was then followed by the signing of a MOU between our two ministries responsible for mining,” said Deputy Minister Kambamura.
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