HH engages with Gemfields Group and Kagem Mining to Boost Gemstone Sector

In a move to enhance the gemstone mining sector in Zambia, President Hakainde Hichilema held a meeting at State House with a delegation led by Mr. Sean Gilbertson, the CEO of Gemfields Group, and Kagem Mining. The discussions revolved around key aspects of gemstone mining, including the formalization of artisanal miners and strengthening partnerships to create employment opportunities in this vital sector. During the meeting, the President emphasized the importance of emulating successful models from neighboring countries to formalize artisanal miners. This approach is expected to stimulate economic growth and job creation within the sector. Notably, Kagem Mining, a prominent player in Zambia’s gemstone industry, is 25% owned by the Zambian people through the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC).

FULL ARTICLE: https://www.lusakatimes.com/2023/11/07/hh-engages-with-gemfields-group-and-kagem-mining-to-boost-gemstone-sector/

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