Reader Rebuttal (October 01, 2002)
The GMI reportage [CMJ August 2002, “Working with Nature and Humanity”] was fascinating–from “socialist” to “conservative.” It’s high time that the industry tackled its image problem co-operatively. Very, very important.
Brian Fenoulhet, senior associate Gamah International Ltd. Toronto, Ont.
Russia like Congo
Reading James Wade’s communication [CMJ August 2002, “What mining companies should know to succeed in Russia”], people could be reminded that there are, in the Congo, world-class cobalt deposits up for grabs for those who have the wherewithal and the guts to venture in such a terrain.
The Congolese government has shown its willingness to deal in good faith, provided they are allotted a fair share of the pie. Mobutu’s legacy has been so deleterious that most people still reason in terms of bribes and kickbacks. It does not have to be so.
Ren Coda Rouyn-Noranda, Que.