The secretary general of COMESA, Sindiso Ngwenya, says, this potential can be sustainably harnessed through the establishment of governance structures and leveraging on the existing multinational trade agreements.
Speaking at the Africa Down Under (ADU) conference on mining that took place in Perth, Australia from recently, Ngwenya said sound institutional frameworks will enable COMESA’s governments to have a say in decisions regarding the use of the resources located in their territories.
“Good governance underlines the sustainable exploitation of mineral resources,” Ngwenya said. “Harmonisation of national and regional mining policies will thus underpin sustainable and broad-based socioeconomic development in the African region for the benefit of all the citizens.”
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