We all slept in a little and met at breakfast around 9am - then a catch up with emails and other business.
The Minister of Mines, along with a delegation from the Lualaba Provincial Government and a police escort, then arrived to pick us up and take us out to the Lualaba Lake which is arguably the source of the great Congo River - a fresh clean lake. We were joined by the Governor and his wife and as guests, the team indulged in watersports and were fed and wined with true African hospitality. Mark had a lot to catch up and attend to, so spent most of his day at his computer.
We also gave out t-shirts to the surrounding villages who just kept arriving but we had enough and they were really a cheerful group.
The Government Ministers and leaders of the Lualaba Government are a great team of professional people, proud of their province, and committed to growing its economy through developing its other natural resources like its tourist industry and more importantly agriculture - it is already the “richest” province in the DRC but still has many untapped mineral resource projects, and the Government is looking to attract investors to assist in growing their economy.
A very BIG THANK YOU Governor for you and your province’s contribution to the Nos Vies en Partage initiative.
Back to the Kampi Ya Boma and a shower and off to dinner - there is a big party developing as there does in a mining camp on a Sunday evening!!
Tomorrow a day of giving which is always rewarding!
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