Gabon is preparing to join the Kimberley Process


The Minister for the Mines, Christian Magnagna, had a working session with the charged commission of the development of the new mining code in Gabon, in order to collect the observations of the experts solicited by Program of support to the sectoral governance(Pagos), new framework of cooperation between Gabon and the European Union in the mining sector.

After having listened to experts and other group members of work on these questions, the minister Magnagna reaffirmed the will of Gabon, not only to integrate the process of Kimberley, but also to obtain mining law more attractive . In sum, he said, the goal is to make the country an ideal destination for mining investors around the world, but also to feel there on the social plan the effective impact of the exploitation of resources natural.

The origin of the process of Kimberley goes back to May 2000, date on which the diamond producing countries of Southern Africa met in Kimberley, in South Africa, to discuss means to be used to put an end to the trade of “diamond trade of the war. This to take care that the trade of diamonds does not finance the activities of rebel movements violent one and their allies,aiming at destabilizing legitimate governments.Today, 54 countries in the world already adhered to this initiative.