Formalizing artisanal mining will ensure sustainable cobalt supply, DRC minister says

Formalizing artisanal mining is the way forward to ensure sustainable and ethical cobalt production across the value chain, Julien Paluku Kahongya, minister of industry for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) said on Tuesday May 17 at the Cobalt Institute conference in Zurich, Switzerland.

“The government in the DRC is aware it needs to regulate the artisanal mining sector,” Paluku said, to ensure the safety of workers, eliminate child labor, and facilitate the activity...

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Davide Ghilotti

May 18, 2022

08:06 GMT