Tax authorities order mining companies to pay their dues quickly
Tax authority director general Mory Camara and his staff have sent out a number of letters to the mining companies in recent weeks, ordering them to pay their dues quickly.
The Guinean government, pushing pooling in the mining sector to the extreme, is seeking to impose Monaco Resources as the go-to firm for marketing bauxite produced by firms less experienced in trading. The move comes as mining companies are experimenting with sharing capacity or infrastructure, an often fraught process.
The state company responsible for marketing Guinea's national mining output, Soguipami, is hoping a local subsidiary of the omnipresent Monaco Resources will help increase its sales, though the Monegasque firm has had trouble getting its projects off the ground in the country.
In less than 10 years, Monaco Resources has become a major player in African commodities. Until now, it has been quite secretive about its shareholders and the backgrounds of its executives, but is finding it increasingly hard to maintain this stance as it grows in size and is forced to jostle for position on highly competitive markets.
In less than 10 years, an enigmatic Monaco company, Monaco Resources, has established itself in all sectors of the African economy - from mines and agri-business to port logistics and trading. Its rapid but uncharted success has been financed by borrowing on European bond markets.