Panel seeks fair business practices from extractive industries


The Africa Progress Panel has called on political and business leaders of Africa’s extractive industries, to ensure a fairer deal for communities affected by their work.

Chaired by Kofi Annan, former Secretary-General of the United Nations, the 10-member Panel advocates at the highest levels for equitable and sustainable development on the continent of Africa.

Executive Director for the Africa Progress Panel, Caroline Kende-Robb, in her interview with SABC’s SAFm AM Live show, says what’s interesting about the industry is that it’s multi-dimensional, there’s money issues involved. She adds: “It’s interesting to learn of environmental and social issues involved, they were mentioned in the report.”

According to Kende-Robb, “One of the issues sitting on the international agenda is the tax justice which has become a global issue, also raised by the G8 this year. It’s all about transparency at an international level.”

Click here to listen to Ms. Kende-Robb’s interview.

Published in: SABC

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