Government has launched multi million Kwacha ‘X-Ray Fluorescence Analysers’ to monitor the mineral value chain in the mining sector.
Secretary to the Treasury, Fredson Yamba says the digital analyzers are worth 7.5 million Kwacha.
Mr. Yamba says the equipment will enhance transparency and accountability in the mineral value chain.
And Zambia Revenue Authority -ZRA- Commissioner General Berlin Msiska says the 18 analyzers have been procured and distributed to various stakeholders.
Mr. Msiska says ZRA will build capacity among its personal use the equipment effectively.
Meanwhile, Mines Permanent Secretary, Paul Chanda says the ministry is committed to improving accountability in the sector.
Mr. Chanda also disclosed that the European Union has reached an advanced stage in buying six more X-Ray fluorescent Mineral Analyzers.
He said this in a speech read on his behalf by the Acting Director of Mines Fred Banda.