Hitting The Gold Mine: Ottawa NGO Imports First Legal Gold From The Congo
Hitting the gold mine: Ottawa NGO imports first legal gold from the Congo
A little over a month ago, Joanne Lebert boarded a plane to make the long flight from the Democratic Republic of the Congo to Toronto. She was helping transport a tiny package that could change the way gold from the Congo is traded internationally.
Lebert, executive director of Partnership Africa Canada, was carrying 238 grams of raw gold purchased from mines near the remote town of Mambasa. According to PAC, Lebert’s import was one of the first legal gold purchases from the African nation.
Partnership Africa Canada is an Ottawa-based NGO that is spearheading efforts to ethically import gold from the …