What is the process for awarding mining rights in Zambia? What steps must the company and the government follow?
These ‘maps’ present this process as a step-by-step guide. They sheds light on a process that is often complex and complicated, making it more transparent.
Mining is an important feature of Zambia’s economy accounting for 10.7 per cent of Gross Domestic Product, contributing to 78.4 per cent of total export value (Zambia EITI Report 2018) and comprising 62 per cent of foreign direct investment (World Bank 2016).
The most prominent minerals mined in Zambia include copper, cobalt, coal, gold, manganese and gemstones, specifically emeralds.