Uganda: Gold Mining Thrives in Busoga allAfrica

It is 1:28pm and the heat from the sun is at its most merciless in Nsango village in Namayingo district.

Health and Safety Issues Ignored in the Busoga Gold Rush

Apr 10, 2017 The visit to Busoga revealed that artisanal mining, just like other areas around the country, is a source of livelihood for many Ugandans. A recent study estimates that over 400,000 people in Uganda are directly engaged in the activity, and an additional 1.5 million are benefitting indirectly. This is a part one series of the gold story in Uganda.

Gold mining firms woo Busoga community New Vision Official

A Ghanaian gold mining company, Blaze Metals Resources Ashanti, has entered into a joint venture project to explore for gold in the districts of Bugiri and Namayingo in eastern Uganda. The

Busoga: Search for rare earth minerals kick off

Sep 17, 2020 Other minerals in Busoga. According to the Uganda Mining Cadastre, other confirmed mineral occurrences in Busoga include gold, potash and granite.

Uganda: Health, Safety Takes Back Seat in Busoga Gold Rush

And yet at gold mines in Namayingo district, eastern Uganda, mercury is one of the vital possessions every miner must have. The liquid chemical is highly sought after as they apply it during the

Mining for Gold and Metals in Uganda RareGoldNuggets

Nov 11, 2015 Gold production in Uganda has radically increased in the recent past. Today gold sales contribute about 30% of Uganda’s export revenue. With gold deposits spread across the country, Uganda offers companies a great opportunity to invest in gold mining. Uganda’s Gold Mining Regions So far, exploitation of gold in the country has been

Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining in Syanyonja, Busia

Syanyonja village in the gold district of Busia, South East of the Republic of Uganda contain geologically epigenetic gold quartz vein deposits in carbonate-altered mafic metavolcanic rocks, deposited as quartz reefs in mineralized shear zones. In supracrustal rocks, alluvial gold is obtained from weathered auriferous quartz veins, which are of late orogenic granitic activity.

Uganda: Artisanal gold miners exposed to toxic chemicals

Alongside its core work providing a platform for Human Rights advocates, the Resource Centre runs several focused programme areas and regularly releases briefings and reports on

Busoga: Search for rare earth minerals kick off New

Sep 17, 2020 Other minerals in Busoga According to the Uganda Mining Cadastre, other confirmed mineral occurrences in Busoga include gold, potash and granite.

Huge Mineral Discovery in Busoga SkyscraperCity

Jun 01, 2013 As Uganda basks in the glory of its new oil discovery, there is a certain mineral, whose value is estimated to be more than three times the country’s black gold. Large tonnes of aluminous clays lie in eastern Uganda, in the Busoga sub-region, which have the potential to transform the economic outlook of Uganda and the region in ways

Gold miners in Busia struggling to pay for licenses

May 05, 2021 Busia, Uganda THE INDEPENDENT Artisanal Small Scale Miners in Tiira Town Council, Busia district are struggling to pay and renew mining licenses with the Directorate of Geological Surveys and Mines. The Directorate introduced the Mining Cadastre Portal to ease the processes of registration, application and renewal of licenses among others from Entebbe.

Mining for Gold and Metals in Uganda RareGoldNuggets

Nov 11, 2015 Gold production in Uganda has radically increased in the recent past. Today gold sales contribute about 30% of Uganda’s export revenue. With gold deposits spread across the country, Uganda offers companies a great opportunity to invest in gold mining. Uganda’s Gold Mining Regions So far, exploitation of gold in the country has been

Who are the Mafias in the Illegal Conflict Gold Mines from

Aug 17, 2020 Uganda’s increased gold exports from the conflict gold in Congo. Uganda, where AGR is the only gold refinery, is the main transit hub for smuggled gold from eastern Congo, according to U.N. Group of Experts reports. Following AGR’s opening, Uganda increased its gold exports by a staggering 85,000 percent, going from exporting approximately

Govt to compensate locals in Busoga mineral areas Daily

Nov 04, 2020 Government has reiterated its commitment to compensate residents living in the mineral areas of Busoga Sub-region. The Ministry of Mineral Development carried out an extensive acquisition

Leading Ugandan Gold Dealers Listed ChimpReports

Sep 20, 2017 Since gold dealing is one of the most lucrative businesses currently, we unveil for you some of Uganda’s leading gold dealers; Gertrude Njuba. Her name greatly features amongst wealthy Ugandans who own gold mines in Mubende district and her company AUC is allegedly behind evictions of several local miners from the area.

Why are we poor? Busoga leaders meet to find solutions

Jun 06, 2019 Lumunba alleged that the biggest gold deposits and minerals used to make phones are in Busoga region, but certain elements holding mining licences are misusing the opportunity and in the end condemning Busoga to poverty.

Gold Mining in Uganda • Ian Berry • Magnum Photos

Mar 16, 2017 In Tanzania and Kenya, gold mining is organized and legalized but in Uganda it’s the only way artisanal locals can produce a subsistence. Mined extensively by the British in the 30s, once the mines were abandoned, the gold became a desperate source of a few pence a day if a miner was lucky.

Gold mining locations in Kisoro district, Uganda

May 04, 2020 Our company in Uganda have been exploring and mining gold for quite some time. We have began our business back in 2017, produced a lot of concentrate and then after some interruptions we have continued working from the end 2019 and begin 2020. We started our work in 2020 in the district of Kisoro in Uganda, nearby Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Busia gets modern gold mining project New Vision Official

Uganda's exports of gold have been increasing from 2015 where it was recorded at $35.73m to 2016 ($339.54m) with a slight decrease in 2017 ($317.93m) according to Bank of Uganda.

GOLD SALES UGANDA LIMITED Crunchbase Company Profile

Contact Email [email protected] Phone Number 27631157376. Headquartered in Kampala, Uganda, Gold sales Uganda negotiates for and owns 6 gold mining operations in 4 countries, as well as several exploration programs in both the established and new gold producing regions of the East Africa. Trust is hard earned and easily destroyed.

Busoga: Search for rare earth minerals kick off New

Sep 17, 2020 Other minerals in Busoga According to the Uganda Mining Cadastre, other confirmed mineral occurrences in Busoga include gold, potash and granite.

(PDF) Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining in Syanyonja

Aims: To determine the amount of mercury discharged into Namukombe stream, the major water body in Syanyonja village, Busia gold district and investigate the impacts of mercury-based artisanal and small-scale gold mining (ASGM) on the mining

Govt to compensate locals in Busoga mineral areas Daily

Nov 04, 2020 Government has reiterated its commitment to compensate residents living in the mineral areas of Busoga Sub-region. The Ministry of Mineral Development carried out an extensive acquisition

Article Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining in Syanyonja

Oct 27, 2019 artisanal mining and clarity on the opportunities and challenges presented by the sector are needed. Busia have underground workings and surface mining of both alluvial and hard rock gold ores. The principle livelihood activities in this area include trade (as it is at the border with Kenya), gold mining and agriculture [9].

Miners at Kisiita gold mining site in Uganda given two

Sep 05, 2021 Artisanal gold miners at Kisiita mining site in Uganda have been given two months by the government to vacate the site or face forceful eviction. Mr Peter Lokeris, the State Minister of Mineral Developmen t said the planned eviction is aimed at organising and streamlining the sector. More than 30,000 artisanal gold miners in Kassanda District

Ugandan miners eye $5b bonanza East African Business Week

BUGIRI, Uganda Gold miners and prospectors in eastern Uganda say the country can earn between $2.5 billnio and $5 billion from exploiting the precious metal in Bugiri and Namayingo districts. The miners during a meeting with local leaders said they are going to invest $100 million into the exploration and eventual mining of gold

Gold mining locations in Kisoro district, Uganda

May 04, 2020 Our company in Uganda have been exploring and mining gold for quite some time. We have began our business back in 2017, produced a lot of concentrate and then after some interruptions we have continued working from the end 2019 and begin 2020. We started our work in 2020 in the district of Kisoro in Uganda, nearby Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Illegal gold mining mafia in Uganda behind death threats

Jun 30, 2020 Illegal gold mining “mafia” behind death threats. In the week ending 21 June 2020, several media houses reported that Uganda’s State Minister for Minerals, Hon. Sarah Opendi, told the Parliament of Uganda that she had received death threats from anonymous people whom she described as “mafias promoting illegal gold mining.”.

Mining Sector Profile Uganda Investment Authority

The period after 1986 has been marked by a favourable business climate in Uganda and many mining companies have taken up licenses in the mining sector. Over the last ten years the sector has been growing positively with growth rates peaking 19.4% in FY

Zagenda finds gold in cocoa Daily Monitor

Jan 26, 2018 Michael Zagenda, a 65-year-old farmer is reaping big money from cocoa growing-an activity he has been engaged in for 49 years. He told Seeds of Gold

Multi billion gold mining project Oil In Uganda

Nov 26, 2019 Multi billion gold mining project displaces 400 families in Busia. A total of 400 families in Busia district are destined for displacement to pave way for a gold mining project worth multi-billion shillings. Wagagai Mining (U) Limited owned by Ethiopian and Chinese investors is set to establish a mega gold mining project in Busia.

Uganda’s gold boom leaves small-scale miners behind

Jul 19, 2019 Uganda is not famed for its gold reserves. But since 2016, gold exports have rocketed in the East African country. According to official data, gold worth $514m was shipped out of Uganda

Busia Residents Protest Delayed Compensation by Gold Mine

Oct 19, 2020 Geoffrey Wandera. A section of residents affected by the construction of a gold refinery in Buteba sub-county, Busia district has complained over their delayed compensation. Busia district leased over 2,000 hectares of land to Wagagai Gold Mining Company to pave way for the construction a gold mine refinery in the area.

Namayingo District Wikipedia

Namayingo, where the district headquarters are located, is approximately 95 kilometres (59 mi), by road, southeast of Jinja, the largest city in the Busoga sub-region. This location lies approximately 38 kilometres (24 mi), by road, south of Bugiri, the nearest large town. The coordinates of