Group Picture of the EITI Delegates and the MVCMP/ZRA Team

EXTRACTIVE Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) delegates from ten African countries are impressed with the initiative to set up Mineral Data Analysis Centre (MIDAC) by the Mineral Value Chain Monitoring Project (MVCMP).

The group recently toured MIDAC located at the Central Statistics Office (CSO) building where monthly mineral production reports and minerals export data are processed and analysed before approval by the Ministry of Mines and Minerals Development.

During the familiarisation tour and presentations, the EITI Delegates led by the EITI Zambia National Coordinator Siforiano Banda said they were impressed that Zambia has taken the initiative to set up the centre and the systems to enhance effective monitoring of the mining sector.
And Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) Commissioner of Modernisation and Corporate Strategy Dingani Banda said the MVCMP is determined to fulfil the Government’s objectives of monitoring the mineral value chain from exploration to exportation.

Part of the delegates following the presentations during the visit to MIDAC

“We have already managed to successfully implement the Mineral Reporting Module and the Mineral Export Permit Application System, which are the key components of MOSES (Mineral Output Statistical Evaluation System),” said Mr. Banda.

MVCMP Team Leader Saviour Simwanza demonstrated to the delegates the Mineral Production Reporting and Mineral Export Application Modules that are already being used by the major mining companies in Zambia.

According to Mr. Simwanza, 10 major mines have already been migrated to exclusive electronic mineral production reporting and said Konkola Copper Mines (KCM) and Kansanshi Copper and Gold Mine will be migrated soon.

The EITI delegates were in country to attend the Regional Peer Learning Event which was hosted by Zambia at Radisson Blue Hotel in Lusaka.