Africa’s mining sector must create more jobs to drive prosperity

By Liz Gyekye
Published: Friday, 27 November 2015

A variety of private sector stakeholders, government officials and members of the public from Africa recently congregated at an oil, gas and mining conference held in Sudan and led by a UN body responsible for dealing with development issues. The organisers called for the mining sector to take action in creating jobs for local people.

Africa’s mining industry must do more to create more stable, direct and indirect wage-paying jobs that promote economic growth and protect the environment, according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

This message was delivered at UNCTAD’s 17th African oil, gas and mine conference, held in Khartoum,...

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