The Kipoi Copper Mine Project

In December 2015, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) approved the Kipoi Copper Mine Project to support Société d’Exploitation de Kipoi (SEK)’s mine expansion. The IFC project objectives are to increase 1) mine production from 25,000 tons of copper annually to 32,500 tons annually and 2) Kipoi’s infrastructure capacity. According to the IFC, benefits of the project include: additional employment opportunities for local communities; the construction of a school and a clinic by SEK; management of rural waste supply in local communities;  provision of HIV/AIDS, malaria, and agricultural education and training; and, annual company investment in community improvement projects.