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Polish President Duda visits tin smelter plant in Rwanda

By IGIHE
On 8 February 2024 at 12:37

During his three-day visit to Rwanda, President Andrzej Duda of Poland toured the LuNa Smelter plant, a tin processing facility in Rwanda. He highlighted the plant as a prime example of successful investment supported by Poland and emphasized its significant benefits for Rwanda and the region.

On the second day of his visit, February 7, 2024, President Duda explored various sections of the LuNa Smelter factory, gaining insights into the processing of precious stones sourced from Rwanda and other parts of Africa.

During the Poland-Rwanda business forum held in Kigali on Wednesday, President Duda expressed that Poland’s support to Rwanda in technology and research is built on a partnership model.

He stated, "It assumes the implementation of projects in cooperation with local communities and using local resources. This is the case of the tin smelter in Kigali - the largest Polish and EU investment in Rwanda. Thanks to this project, Rwanda has become the largest tin processor in the entire Central and East African region."

LuNa Smelter Ltd, operational in Jabana in the Gasabo District since 2018, has the capacity to melt 360 tons of cassiterite per month. The facility employs 50 permanent staff and additional casual workers.

The processed tin metals derived from these precious stones serve various purposes, including metal welding, battery manufacturing for certain vehicles, glassmaking, and the production of telephones and computers, among other applications.

Polish President Duda was accompanied by officials from both countries as he visited Rwanda's tin smelter.
President Duda explored various sections of the LuNa Smelter factory, gaining insights into the processing of precious stones sourced from Rwanda and other parts of Africa.

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